Four toddlers and their teacher have died in Brazil after a nursery school security guard sprayed them with alcohol and set them on fire, officials said.
"I'm not going to let them continue in day care, my children are all small and have no defence of anything".
Police said Damião Soares dos Santos, 50, set the fire in the rural town of Janauba in Minas Gerais state.
According to BBC, Santos poured a flammable liquid over several people inside the day care before starting a fire.
The suspect also set himself on fire and was taken to hospital with burns covering nearly all his body after the attack at Innocent Children's People Municipal Education Centre in Janaúba, in Minas Gerias, south east Brazil. BBC reports that some of those who were injured may need to be airlifted to specialized trauma centers in the state capital of Belo Horizonte.
He was taken to hospital, suffering from burns, and later died.Читайте также: Google announces Google Home Mini
"I deeply regret this tragedy with the children in Janaúba (MG)". The guard, who had helped with security at the center since 2008, died hours later in a local hospital.
The suspect reamins in a serious condition in hospital after the attack - his motive remains unclear.
Brazil's President Michel Temer expressed his condolences via Twitter.
As the father of a school-age child, Mr Temer said he understood "this must be an extremely painful loss" for the parents.
Janauba's mayor has declared a seven-day mourning period.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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