HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA (ALBOENEWS) — Police have evacuated a nursing home in Hollywood, Fla., after five deaths resulted from a non-functioning air conditioning system.
Three died while in the facility and another two died after being rushed to a nearby hospital.
NBC6 reports that the building had been without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
UPDATE 1:51PM ET: ABC10 reports that there have now been six deaths. At least 120 people have so far been evacuated.
UPDATE 3:03PM ET: Hollywood police state that they are opening a criminal investigation into the deaths. A repairman has told ABC10 that currently there is no way to fix the AC unit for the nursing home, and as such residents will remain evacuated for now.Thank you to our sponsors: (Best Amazon Deals, January Gray, Movie Awards Plus, CentralOhioUFOReportingCenter, Bill). To become a sponsor for as little as $3 a month, click here.