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Toddlers burned alive in nursery arson attack in Brazil

  • The arson attacker set fire to several children at a school in Minas Gerias Brazil
  • Five toddlers burnt alive and 15 more people were injured in the horrifying attack
  • The security guard struck at the Children’s People Municipal Education Centre 

Five toddlers have been burned alive and 15 more people are injured after a security guard carried out a horrific arson attack at a school in Brazil.

The guard set fire to several children and himself at the Innocent Children’s People Municipal Education Centre in Janaúba, in Minas Gerias, south east Brazil, police say.

Harrowing footage from outside the nursery show desperate parents in tears as emergency crews worked at the scene. 

The suspect is believed to be in a serious condition in hospital after the attack this morning. 

Five toddlers have been burned to death and 15 more people are injured after a security guard carried out a horrific arson attack at a school in Brazil

The guard set fire to several children and himself at the Innocent Children's People Municipal Education Centre in Janaúba, in Minas Gerias, south east Brazil, police say. this was the scene as victims were being rushed to hospital

The guard set fire to several children and himself at the Innocent Children’s People Municipal Education Centre in Janaúba, in Minas Gerias, south east Brazil, police say. this was the scene as victims were being rushed to hospital

The suspect is understood to be a security guard at the school. However the motive for the attack is still unclear. 

According to local reports, many have been seriously injured and are being transferred to hospitals in other cities for specialist care. 

Lieutenant Colonel John Aparecido Nascimento, commander of Military Police told local news media: ‘The situation has caused a great deal of commotion in the city. 

Police rescue helicopters have been dispatched to support the emergency services 

Police rescue helicopters have been dispatched to support the emergency services 

‘We believe a security guard at the nursery set himself on fire and set fire to children in the kindergarten.

In a statement police said: ‘At least five children have been killed and 15 are in hospital, some with life threatening injuries.’

Earlier reports had claimed that at least 40 were injured, but this figure has since been scaled down. 

Police rescue helicopters have been dispatched to support the emergency services. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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