39 dead and 29 injured after fire at migrant facility near US border

Several people have died in a fire at a migrant facility in northern Mexico, near to the US border, according to reports.

Two local government sources told Reuters news agency there were at least 10 fatalities – while volunteer rescue workers said up to 37 people had been killed in the blaze.

Footage from the scene showed firefighters helping the injured to safety from inside a building at the National Migration Institute in Ciudad Juarez, near to the border with El Paso, Texas.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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