Ten die during a fire in nursing home in Uruguay

(Reuters) - At least 10 people died in a fire in a nursing home on Sunday morning in Treinta y Tres in eastern Uruguay, local authorities and media said, with the cause still unclear.

The government of Treinta y Tres, a city of some 25,000 people, located 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the capital Montevideo, declared three days of mourning on social media.

In its Facebook post, it specified neither what caused the fire nor whether others were injured.

Reuters was not able to immediately independently verify the details or contact local authorities.

(Reporting by Deisy Buitrago; Editing by Stefanie Eschenbacher and Bill Berkrot)