Death toll in Guatemala shelter fire rises to 41

GUATEMALA CITY: The death toll in a fire at a Guatemalan children's shelter has risen to 41 after another girl died of her injuries.

The attorney general's office said Friday the girl died after being transferred for treatment to a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was one of nine girls transferred for treatment to hospitals in the United States.

Nineteen of the adolescents perished at the scene of the March 8 fire and 22 others have died at hospitals.

The fire began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at the overcrowded youth shelter.

Guatemalan authorities have arrested three former child welfare officials who were responsible for overseeing the youth shelter.