Number of dead rises to 8 after Florida nursing home left without power by Irma

by: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A criminal investigation was launched as the number of deaths in a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, increased to eight on Wednesday afternoon. The home was evacuated Wednesday morning, days after Hurricane Irma knocked out power, creating dangerous conditions for the elderly residents.


Paramedics were called around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, WPLG reported.
 
The center is a 152-bed, skilled nurse facility and is located across the street from the Memorial Regional Hospital, according to the center’s website.
 

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