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08/03/2017 Guatemala orphanage fire

Protests against abuse, rape, and overcrowding in orphanage broke out into a riot. On next day, 51 girls were locked to a schoolroom, with the National Police guarding them. After a fire broke out inside, they did not let the girls escape. In total, 41 girls died due to the fire, all of them between 14 and 17 years old.

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