Six senior citizens were killed in an early morning fire started by a patient at a nursing home in Mexico.
The fire broke out at 1:30 a.m. Friday at El Refugio located on Calle Rancho 2 in the neighborhood of Ricardo Flores Magón.
A patient who had arrived Wednesday started the fire with a lighter, according to nursing home spokesperson Jesus Mondragón Martinez.
Two of the victims were burned while the remaining victims died of smoke inhalation, according to officials.
Other residents were taken to a nearby hospital and were said to have serious injuries.
Mondragon said the man is believed to suffer from mental illness.