A fire at a migrant centre in the Mexican northern border city of Ciudad Juarez has killed at least 39 people, officials say, many from Guatemala and Honduras.
Mexico facility fire near US border kills 39 migrants
At least 39 migrants have died after a fire broke out at a migrant holding centre in the Mexican northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, the government’s National Migration Institute says.
In a statement, the INM said there were 68 adult men from central and south America staying at the facility in the city opposite El Paso, Texas, and that 29 of them were also injured in the blaze and taken to four hospitals in the area.
A Reuters witness saw bodies lined up in body bags and confirmed that the fire, whose origins are under investigation, had been extinguished.
Many of the migrants at the facility were Venezuelan, according to the Reuters witness.