At least 39 foreign migrants have died, from a fire that started shortly before 10:00 am local this time Monday in the accommodation of Provisional Residence in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, the National Institute of Migration (INM) reported on Tuesday.
In a statement, the institute (dependent on the Ministry of the Interior) reported that a complaint had been filed with the corresponding authorities to investigate what had happened and, where appropriate, proceed.
In the same way, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has been heard to intervene in court and to keep foreigners.
There are 68 people of legal age from Central and South America staying at the immigration office.
Of these, 29 foreigners were injured in the migrant incident and were transferred in serious condition to four local hospitals for immediate care.
In fact, communication and coordination with consular authorities from different countries have been established to implement actions that allow the full identification of deceased migrants.
InM expresses its willingness to help in legal questions, to clarify unfortunate events.
This immigration authority will immediately monitor the development of the health status of those who are hospitalized and provide full support to the families of the victims.
The National Institute of Migration strongly rejects the actions that led to this tragedy.
President López Obrador regretted the death of 39 migrants
On the other hand, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador deplored the death of 39 migrants in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and explained the misfortune of the protest by foreigners at the shelter after he found out they were going to be deported.
“Report something unfortunate, very sad. At night around nine thirty at night there was a fire in the migrant shelter on the border of Ciudad Juárez, and we only have the report that 39 migrants have lost their lives,” the President opened the conference at the National Palace.
He explained that at first rumors suggested that the fire happened because of a protest by some barbarians who knew that they were going to be deported to their countries. “And the protestors put a mattress in the door of the roof, and they set fire to them, and they did not think that this would be a terrible accident.”
At the scene of the tragedy, said the head of the federal executive, the head of the National Migration Institute (INM), Francisco Garduño; the agents of the Attorney General of the Republic, “proceed lawfully”; and other authorities