At least 37 migrants killed in fire at Mexico’s migration office in Ciudad Juarez


Mexican authorities and firefighters remove injured migrants, mostly Venezuelans, from the National Migration Institute building after a fire, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

By Gerardo Lemos, Omar Astorga and Karol Suarez, Mar. 28: At least 37 people died after a fire at a migration centre in Mexico’s northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state said in a statement early Tuesday.

The authorities said the fire at the office of the National Migration Institute (INM) occurred after they picked up about 71 migrants from the streets of the city.

The cause of the fire or the victims’ nationalities has not been released by the authorities.

CNN has reached out to Mexico’s migration authorities for a statement.

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