Mexico day care fire kills 35 children

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June 7, 2009 04:00

Sobbing relatives waited outside a morgue Saturday to claim the bodies of 35 children killed in a day care fire in northern Mexico despite desperate attempts to evacuate babies and toddlers through the building's only working exit. One father crashed his pickup truck through the wall to rescue his child. One family buried 2-year-old Maria Magdalena Millan, dropping white roses onto her tiny coffin and attaching a Dora the Explorer balloon to the cross marking her grave. "I love you and I don't want to leave you here!" her mother screamed. Delfina Ruelas, 60, said her grandchild German Leon died of his burns Saturday morning, three days after his fourth birthday. She and her husband saw television news reports that the ABC day care was on fire Friday and rushed over that evening.


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