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Mexico Removes Official Who Oversaw Day-Care Center

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(CNN) -- Mexico's Institute of Social Security, which oversaw the day-care facility where 44 children died in a fire last week, removed its director in the state where the tragedy occurred, the state-run news agency Notimex reported.

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Dee C (23)
Thursday June 11, 2009, 8:29 pm
" Arturo Leyva Lizarraga, director of the agency in Sonora state, was "separated" from the agency Wednesday to "facilitate the investigative process," according to Notimex.

Earlier in the week, two people who ran the day-care center resigned from government jobs they also held.

Antonio Salido, a functionary for the state of Sonora's secretary of urban infrastructure, and Alfonso Escalante, a sub-secretary of livestock farming, said they resigned so that there would be no obstruction in the investigation into the cause of the fire.

At a news conference Wednesday, Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora confirmed earlier reports that the cause of Friday's fire in the city of Hermosillo was an air-conditioning unit that overheated inside a warehouse used by the Sonora state government.
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Federal investigators concluded that the air-conditioning unit reached temperatures that caused bits of aluminum to melt from it and fall to the floor, landing on cardboard and paper, which then caught on fire, Medina said."

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Shannon B (5)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 10:55 pm
It is high time that the day care centers should know their responsibilities better, else people are loosing their faith from these centers. I believe a better management team is essential for running the centers with ease, also the nannies or teachers should be well guided to care for the kids first then anything else.
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