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The guard of the kindergarten staged arson - 9 killed, fifty hospitalized

The guard of the kindergarten staged arson - 9 killed, fifty hospitalized

The Legal medical Institute (IML) in Janauba released the names of the children who died in the attack as Ana Clara Ferreira Silva, Luiz Davi Carlos Rodrigues, Juan Pablo Cruz dos Santos and Juan Miguel Soares Silva.

The attacker threw gasoline on himself, the children and the nursery before setting the whole room on fire.

Four toddlers and their teacher have died in Brazil after a nursery school security guard sprayed them with alcohol and set them on fire, officials said.

A local firefighter was reported saying the majority of the victims ranged in age from one to four years old, according to Associated Press. The day care center was in Janauba, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.

He also set himself on fire, police said.

Following this, the security guard died after succumbing to his own burn injuries.

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Local media reports that dos Santos was sacked from his post in September, upon returning from his annual leave reportedly with a health condition.

The mayor of Janauba has declared seven days of mourning.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the brutal attack.

Brazilian President Michel Temer expressed his sympathies via Twitter.

Minas Gerais Governor Fernando Pimentel visited the victims and relatives of those affected by the tragedy and reiterated the government's commitment "to help in what is possible".

As the father of, Temer said he understood "this must be an extremely painful loss" for the parents.