Death toll in Guatemala shelter fire rises to 41

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) " The death toll in a fire at a Guatemalan children's shelter has risen to 41 after another girl died of her injuries.

The attorney general's office said Friday the girl died after being transferred for treatment to a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was one of nine girls transferred for treatment to hospitals in the United States.

Nineteen of the adolescents perished at the scene of the March 8 fire and 22 others have died at hospitals.

The fire began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at the overcrowded youth shelter.

Guatemalan authorities have arrested three former child welfare officials who were responsible for overseeing the youth shelter.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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