Justice still a far cry for victims of  San Jose Pinula child centre fire accident

Published: 18th March 2017 12:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2017 01:09 PM  

In a recent fire at a government-run children's shelter in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala, where 40 girls were charred to death. AFP
Human rights activists protest against femicide and violence in a demonstration at El Salvador del Mundo square in San Salvador to demand justice for the recent fire that killed 40 girls. AFP
Guatemala recoiled in anger and shock at the deaths of 40 teenage girls in a fire at a government-run shelter where staff have been accused of sexual abuse and other mistreatment. AFP
Around 20 more survivors remained hospitalized, most of them in critical condition. AFP
Media reported that more than 500 people were crammed into the shelter designed to house 400. AFP
The facility has previously been the target of multiple complaints alleging abuse, and several children have run away. AFP
A crowd of relatives, many of them wailing with grief, continue to gather outside the Virgen de Asuncion home. AFP
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