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Nursing homes being checked after Florida deaths

Police officers talk to an employee at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Police officers talk to an employee at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. | Photo: AP Photo / Marta Lavandier.

September 13, 2017 04:59 PM

MIAMI (AP) - The number of deaths at a nursing home in Florida in connection with Hurricane Irma has risen to eight.

The office of the Broward Medical Examiner and Trauma Services issued a news release Wednesday afternoon with the names of the victims.

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Three of the victims were found dead early Wednesday at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, after police got a call about a person with a heart attack.

Police say the others died at the hospital or on the way. The victims range in age from 71 to 99.

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