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Mexico Investigators Search for 9 in Day Care Fire That Killed 47 Children

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- 3583 days ago -
MEXICO CITY -- Investigators on Tuesday were searching for nine officials wanted in a day care fire that killed 47 children in northern Mexico, a day after nine others were arrested on negligent homicide charges.


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Dee C (23)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 10:38 am
"The state officials arrested Monday worked for the Sonora Finance Department, which operated an adjacent warehouse for cars, tires and paperwork, investigators said. The fire may have started with a short circuit or overheating in the air conditioning system in the warehouse, which lacked fire alarms and extinguishers. Flames spread to the neighboring ABC day care center.

“They are employees and officials with the Finance Department who have a direct responsibility for the warehouse where the fire started,“ state Attorney General Abel Murrieta said.

Besides the seven Sonora state officials arrested, six more were being sought.

Later on Monday, the federal Attorney General’s Office said two women day care coordinators employed by the federal Social Security Institute in Sonora were arrested and warrants issued for three other institute officials.

“The accused knew of the irregularities and deficiencies at the ABC day care center in Hermosillo, Sonora, and didn’t take the needed action,“ the federal office said in a statement.

Mexico’s federal prosecutors have jurisdiction over federally funded day care, and despite a chorus of demands for justice from grieving parents, they did not charge any of the people who ran the center until late Monday.

Earlier on Monday, Jose Martin Godoy, who represents the federal Attorney General’s Office in Sonora, wouldn’t comment on whether the day care center owners would face charges."

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Bill C (353)
Monday June 29, 2009, 9:54 am
I hope they all go to prison, in Mexico.

Time for people to realize child abuse is child abuse no matter where it occured. This was Goverment Scantioned Child abuse thru ommission IMO.

. (0)
Monday June 29, 2009, 10:22 am
These people need to face up to their responsibilities, sticter law enforcement should be implemented, especially with regard wo child care centres.

Melissa Webber (4)
Monday June 29, 2009, 1:04 pm
I hope the courts are on the ball

Mandi T (366)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:05 pm
Penalties need to be enforced. Sad.
Tx Dee

Winefred M (88)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 8:04 am
Noted and I hope justice will prevail.
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