The number of migrants who died in the INM detention center rises to 40

The National Institute of Migration (INM) reported this Tuesday that the number of fatalities due to the fire in an immigration center in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, increased to 40, and stated that it will collaborate with the competent authorities to “clarify the truth about these facts.”

The immigration body said that it will make available to the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) and the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) the testimonies and evidence of public servants from the detention center.

It reported that another 28 foreign migrants were injured due to the mishap that occurred on the night of Monday, March 27.

Those affected received support from INM personnel, as well as a “visitor card for humanitarian reasons” that guarantee your hospital care.

INM guaranteed that will cover funeral expenses of the migrants who lost their lives in the conflagration,

On the other hand, at least 13 of the 40 deceased migrants were of Honduran originconfirmed this Tuesday the Honduran Foreign Ministry.

“Unfortunately 13 compatriots have died in the fire from the Migration Station in Ciudad Juárez”, wrote Honduran Vice Foreign Minister Tony García in a Twitter message.

It also added that the Government of Honduras will do “everything and as quickly as possible to bring the bodies” to the Central American country and deliver them to their families.

“On behalf of the President @XiomaraCastroZ and @EnriqueReinaHN our deepest condolences,” said García, who also published the names of the deceased Honduransall men.

The fire, which occurred this Monday at the Mexican immigration facilities, cost the lives of 40 people of various nationalities and the fire would have originated during a protest by migrants who were detained, according to what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Tuesday.

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He added that the incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. in Ciudad Juárez, on the border with the US city of El Paso, Texas.

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, requested in a statement that a thorough investigation is carried out about this fire.

(With information from EFE)

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