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15 dead, 5 injured in Mexico border nursing home fire.

MEXICO CITY, Ramadan 06, 1436, June 23, 2015, SPA -- A fire has killed at least 15 elderly residents of a nursing home on the outskirts of the northern border city of Mexicali, across the border from Calexico, California, the Mexican city's mayor said Tuesday, according to AP.

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

He said the cause of the blaze was being investigated by the state prosecutors' office.

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

--SPA

21:53 LOCAL TIME 18:53 GMT

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