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14th patient from Hollywood nursing home that overheated after Irma has died

Two additional victims were named today.
FILE- This Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, police surround the Rehabilitation Center in Hollywood Hills, Fla. 13 elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital. Still, even with those facts, it's far from clear whether the deaths will result in a criminal prosecution. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
Published Oct. 9, 2017
Updated Oct. 9, 2017

Police in Hollywood say a woman at the nursing home that lost air conditioning during Irma has died, making her the home’s 14th fatality.

Police identified the woman as 95-year-old Francesca Andrade.

A 90-year-old woman named Cecilia Franco became the 13th victim of the Hollywood nursing home tragedy early Monday morning, her family’s lawyer told the Orlando Sentinel.

The nursing home deaths have become a politically contentious issue. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has called for the Senate to investigate the tragedy. In addition to shutting down the nursing home, Gov. Rick Scott has strongly pushed back on accusations that his administration mishandled the crisis.

The Sentinel has more here.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. This story has been updated to include the nursing home’s 14th death.

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