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Death toll in Sydney nursing home fire climbs to 7

Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:43

Sydney: An 82-year-old man has died from injuries suffered when a Sydney nursing home erupted in flames, raising the death toll from the fire to seven.

Around 10 more residents remained in hospitals on Monday. They were suffering burns and smoke inhalation from Friday`s fire, which authorities allege was set by a nurse who worked at the facility.

Police said in a statement that the latest fatality Caesar Galea died in a hospital on Monday morning.

Nurse Roger Dean has been charged with multiple counts of murder.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:43

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