More than 30 dead in fire at immigration center in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

The migration center fire killing 39 people is believed to have been caused by protest


At least 39 people have died in a fire at a migrant center in the Mexico's northern city of Ciudad Juarez, authorities said.

Although the cause of the fire or the nationality of the victims has not yet been revealed by Mexico's National Institute of Migration, which opened a Investigation, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that it began after a demonstration of migrants.

"What we know so far is that in this shelter there were migrants from Central America and some from Venezuela. We still don't know the exact names and the nationalities of those who unfortunately lost their lives," Lopez said. Obrador during his usual morning conference.

Body bags were lined up near the site of the fire, which had been extinguished, a witness said, Reuters reported. Most The migrants at the center were Venezuelans, witnesses added.

"It had to do with a protest that started after we took over knowing. that they were going to be evicted and in protest put shelter mattresses in the They opened the door of the shelter and set it on fire and had no idea it would happen. one accident," he added.

Ken Salazar, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, reacted Tuesday to The news that dozens of migrants had died after a fire at a detention center in Ciudad Juarez, the border city between the United States and the United States. Mexican, Monday night.

"We join in the grief of the families of migrants who lost their lives and were injured in a fire in Ciudad Juarez. It's a reminder to The governments of the region on the importance of fixing a system of immigration that does not work and the risks of irregular migration. "

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