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15 dead, 5 injured in Mexico border nursing home fire

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 The mayor of the northern Mexico border city of Mexicali says 15 elderly residents of a nursing home have died in a fire at the facility.

   Mayor Jaime Diaz Ochoa says another five people were being treated at a local hospital for burns, and were in serious condition.

   The fire broke out at the nonprofit facility early Tuesday.  The facility is located in a rural area about a half-hour's drive outside Mexicali.

   Diaz Ochoa said 23 residents had been taken to a temporary city shelter.

   Local media reported the facility housed formerly homeless elderly people.

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