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Root out who?s to blame for eight senseless nursing-home deaths in Broward County

Hurricanes are thoughtless and violent. It is only realistic to say that some deaths can be expected during, and especially after.

But the needless and tragic deaths of eight elderly people Wednesday after apparently being left in sweltering temperatures in a nursing home/rehabilitation center has shocked South Florida and with good reason.

With such a high body count, there is little doubt that Irma turned the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills into a living hell ? and now it seems clear that no one did enough to save those trapped inside without air conditioning ? or called for help in time.

The roll call of victims and their ages are heartbreaking: They were parents, grandparents.

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© Jorge Marquez Plaza

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They were loved ones: Bobby Owens, 84; Manuel Mario Mendieta, 96; Miguel Antonio Franco, 92; Estella Hendricks, 71; Gail Nova, 71; Carolyn Eatherly, 78; Betty Hibbard, 84; and Albertina Vega, 99.

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© Jorge Marquez Plaza

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