Not less than 39 individuals died in a fireplace at a migration heart in Mexico’s northern border metropolis of Ciudad Juarez, officers stated Tuesday.
Authorities stated the hearth on the workplace of Nationwide Migration Institute (INM) occurred after they picked up about 71 migrants from the streets of town.
The reason for the hearth or the victims’ nationalities haven’t been launched by Mexico’s Nationwide Migration Institute, who’ve launched an investigation into the blaze.
“It’s with deep unhappiness and grief that we realized of the hearth that occurred contained in the INM in Ciudad Juárez,” Andrea Chavez, Ciudad Juarez’s federal deputy, tweeted on Tuesday.
We are going to await the official data and, from this second on, we ship our condolences to the households of the migrants. FGR initiated the investigation,” Chavez stated.
Physique baggage have been lined up close to the scene of the hearth, which had been extinguished, Reuters reported a witness as saying. Many of the migrants on the heart have been Venezuelan, the witnesses added.
The blaze is likely one of the worst lately in Mexico, which is seeing report ranges of crossings at its border with the US.
has reached out to Mexico’s migration authorities for assertion on the hearth.