At Least 39 Dead in Fire at a Migrant Center in Mexico Near the U.S. Border

KABUL (BNA) At least 39 people were killed after a fire broke out at a migration center along the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Tuesday.

The fire began Monday night at a facility run by the National Migration Institute (INM) in Ciudad Juarez, the agency said in a statement.

Dozens more were injured, with 29 people taken to four local hospitals in “delicate-serious condition,” the agency said, adding that there were 68 men from Central and South America being held in the facility during the time of the fire, reported NBC

Images showed rows of bodies laid under silver sheets as rescue teams, firefighters and local police responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. The agency said that it “strongly rejects the acts that led to this tragedy,” without elaborating on what those migh, according to the News agency.


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