According to statements that have come to light, they were apparently locked up there after having been recaptured by the National Civil Police (PNC) on Tuesday, after a mass escape.
A further 25 people were injured, suffering first, second and third-degree burns, and were taken to hospitals in Guatemala City.
President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales held a minute's silence for the 22 girls who died at a pre-planned International Women's Day event yesterday. Complaints about abuse and living conditions at the overcrowded shelter have been frequent.
The death toll in the fire at a the youth shelter on the outskirts of Guatemala rose to 31 Thursday as a dozen more girls died at hospitals overnight and details began to emerge of a tragedy fueled by angry, neglected youths seeking to flee bad conditions.
A fire that erupted in a Guatemala shelter for abused teens has killed around 35 young girls and left numerous families demanding justice for their loved ones. Investigations to determine if this is true are still underway according to Mayra Veliz, general secretary of the attorney general's office. "It is tragic", said Carlos Soto, director of the Roosevelt Hospital, describing severe burns to their lungs, throats and skin.
Even outside of shelters, growing up can be tough in the Latin American country with the highest rates of child malnutrition, where street gangs often prey on children and teenagers in poorer neighborhoods.
Overcrowding is a common problem in public institutions in Guatemala, including in particular prisons.
Nineteen victims were found dead at the scene, and 16 more succumbed one by one to their grisly injuries at hospitals in Guatemala City. She said a group of disabled girls had been bused to another shelter as detectives scoured the site.
"They don't want to give any information at all", said Rosa Aguirre, who rushed from the capital to see if her two sisters, aged 13 and 15, and her 17-year-old brother were among the casualties.
A prosecutor for upholding children's rights, Hilda Morales, told reporters she was seeking to have the shelter closed due to authorities' inability to manage it and the series of complaints.
"During his Thursday with CNN, Khan focused on London's recovery following the attack, which killed at least five people". Shielding the candle she had lit from a gust of wind, Ms Miguel said: "I feel very much a Londoner, very much British...
Rooney has lost his place in Jose Mourinho's team this season, and it appears as though his days as a starter for United are over. West Ham slipped to a third successive Premier League defeat following a 3-2 home loss to champions Leicester on Saturday.
Syria said it shot down an Israeli war plane and struck another Friday after four of the aircraft violated Syrian airspace. Perhaps their point was to warn Israel against future incursions into its territory.
The less robust the cash flow, the more likely that a publicly traded company-in this case, Tesla-will need to raise more shares. Tesla is working hard to launch its affordable Model 3 this year, but to do that, it seems the company needs additional funds.
The fact that the Falcons only signed him to a one-year deal proves that the Kansas City Chiefs made the right move here. ESPN reported the deal is for one year and $8 million, with an additional $2 million in incentives.
Just Thursday, attorneys representing many alleged victims of Nassar, added 20 more plaintiffs to an ongoing federal lawsuit. I am especially grateful to the USA Gymnastics staff and everyone who has served on the board of directors over the years.
An additional surgery will certainly be another setback for Embiid, who proved outstanding during his belated rookie year. He sustained a bone bruise and partially torn meniscus, which the team initially said would not require surgery.
The 18-time Grand Slam champion dominated the semifinal from the outset and needed just 21 minutes to take the first set 6-1. Federer, the ninth seed, will face countryman and third seed, Stan Wawrinka, for the title on Sunday with March, 2017.
Formal investigation, under French law, indicates " serious or consistent evidence " of involvement in a crime. Chatillon already faces trial, along with two FN officials, over the party's 2012 general election campaign.
School officials had cautioned that imposing higher standards could be too costly for some cash-strapped districts. NEA urged the court to adopt exactly that approach in its amicus brief in the Endrew case.
Stock markets across the Atlantic were also strong, with the French CAC 40 up 0.6 percent and Germany's DAX also up 0.6 percent. The dollar index.DXY, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six trade-weighted peers, retreated 0.1 percent to 100.26.
A number of Stoke's defenders - most notably Ryan Shawcross and Bruno Martins Indi - had run-ins with the Spain worldwide , whose temperament has been called into question during his Chelsea career.
Filming has Wrapped for Marvel's The Defenders
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Man Accused of NYC Killing Came to City to Attack Blacks
Police recovered a 26-inch mini sword, which they believe to be the weapon used in the stabbing, authorities said. The Maryland resident had been harboring feelings of hate toward black people for "over 10 years", police said.
Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka gets White House office
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Brexit process will officially start next week
Mrs May is due to visit all four nations of the United Kingdom before triggering Article 50. "@GOVUK somehow forgot to inform us". Negotiations will begin to outline a UK Brexit deal, which could include trade deals - although this might be handled separately.