Fire hits bar in Mexico, at least 23 dead

Reuters | Published: August 28, 2019 14:22:17 | Updated: August 31, 2019 13:17:37

Federal forces keep watch at a scene following a deadly fire at a bar in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico on August 28, 2019 — Reuters photo

At least 23 people have died after a fire raged through a bar in Mexico’s southern port city of Coatzacoalcos, NBC News reported early on Wednesday, citing a statement by the office of Veracruz state’s attorney general.

The fire, which happened on Tuesday night, killed at least eight women and 15 men, with another 13 people being treated at hospitals after being seriously injured.

The office of the state’s attorney general said it was investigating the fire and determining if it was intentional, NBC News reported.


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