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Six now dead from nursing home that lost power

September 13, 2017 - 9:18 am
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(AP) - City officials say a sixth patient from a Florida nursing home has died in aftermath of Hurricane Irma. 
 
A news release from the city of Hollywood says that three patients were found dead in the facility early Wednesday, while others were taken to the hospital and pronounced dead there. A late morning news release said a total of six have died.  

Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said investigators believe the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were heat-related. He said the building has been sealed off for the criminal investigation but didn't give further details.  

The rest of the center's patients were evacuated. The center has had electricity and air-conditioning problems after Irma.

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