The newspaper reported that the death toll in a fire at an immigration center on the US border in Mexico rose to 40. El PaisIt refers to the Mexican National Institute of Migration, INM.
According to the latest data, it was reported that at least 28 people were injured and their condition is critical in the hospitals where they are currently being removed.
The Guatemalan Attorney General, who took over the investigation, said the victims included 13 Hondurans, 12 Venezuelans, 12 Salvadorans, a Colombian and an Ecuadorian, but did not specify which of them were injured and who died.
According to the publication, the fire was set by immigrants themselves who tried to cross into the United States illegally. They were detained by law enforcement and intended to be deported to their home country. As a sign of their protest, however, the refugees set the mattresses on fire in the cells of the immigration center where they were detained. The fire, which grew in a short time, caused a large fire in the entire building.
Previously reported About 30 people died in the fire that broke out in the immigration center.
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