School guard sets kids on fire

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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.

The guard, aged about 50, died in hospital several hours after the incident which left him "with burns all over his body", Santos said.

The guard had worked for at least eight years at the nursery school where he was not directly in contact with the children. It was also revealed that he was sacked from his position in September. An additional 25 people, mostly children between the ages of one and four, were injured. BBC reports that some of those who were injured may need to be airlifted to specialized trauma centers in the state capital of Belo Horizonte.

Santos, who burned himself after attack, died in hospital where he was removed.

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President Michel Temer moved to twitter and posted, "I immensely regret this tragedy involving children in Janauba".

As the father of, Temer said he understood "this must be an extremely painful loss" for the parents. "We hope these things will not happen again in Brazil". The motive of the attack was unclear.

He allegedly came to the center Thursday to turn in paperwork before starting the blaze. "He has been an employee since 2008 and has never had a bad record so we could never have anticipated something of this nature happening", Mayor of Janauba, Carlos Isaildon Mendes, told the media.