Mexico migrants killing: In a tragic incident, more than 39 people died after a fire at a migration centre in Mexico’s northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Diario de Juarez newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Citing the statement of the authorities, the state media reported that they confirmed that the incident occurred at the office of the National Migration Institute (INM). It said that the incident occurred after they picked up about 71 migrants from the streets of the city.
Notably, Ciudad Juarez is a major crossing point for migrants entering the United States. Its shelters are full of migrants waiting for opportunities to cross or who have requested asylum in the United States and are waiting out the process.
This is the biggest tragedy that has occurred in a migration station in Ciudad Juarez, according to the local media reports.
Images from the scene showed ambulances, firemen and vans from the morgue around the facility.
There has been no official statement about what may have caused the blaze but local newspapers said that there had been a disturbance inside the centre just before the fire, BBC reported. However, Mexico’s attorney general’s office has launched an inquiry and has investigators at the scene, according to media reports.
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