Death toll from Mexican migrant facility reaches 39
Migrant protests that allegedly caused fire in border town in northern Mexico has caused the death of about 39 people according to authorities in Mexico.
The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said the fire in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, broke out after migrants found out they would be deported. The mostly Central American asylum seekers ignited cots, leading to the deadly fire.
The country’s migration authority has filed a legal complaint to ensure an investigation with Mexico’s Federal Prosecution.
It also announced that the Human Rights National Commission would begin inquiries to safeguard the human rights of foreigners.
Reportedly, 68 men from Central and South America stayed at the facility. Authorities reported that the fire started at 10 p.m. local time.
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