10 Die During Fire in Nursing Home in Uruguay

By Reuters
July 8, 2024Americas
10 Die During Fire in Nursing Home in Uruguay
Yellow tape surrounds a nursing home where people died during a fire in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay, on July 7, 2024. (Virginia Viera Amaral/Reuters)

At least 10 people died in a fire in a nursing home on Sunday morning in Treinta y Tres in eastern Uruguay, local authorities and media said, with the cause still unclear.

The government of Treinta y Tres, a city of some 25,000 people, located 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the capital Montevideo, declared three days of mourning on social media.

In its Facebook post, it specified neither what caused the fire nor whether others were injured.

Reuters was not able to immediately independently verify the details or contact local authorities.