Over 25 burnt to death in a fire attack at a nightclub in Mexico
“The criminals went in, closed the doors, the emergency exits, and set fire to the place,”
Twenty-five people are confirmed dead and about a dozen others badly injured in an attack on a bar in the Mexican city of Coatzacoalcos, apparently managed by a man who was recently arrested but released.
“The criminals went in, closed the doors, the emergency exits, and set fire to the place,” . Said Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the president of Mexico, at his daily morning news conference.
Although Prosecutors initially said the fire killed eight women and 15 men and injured 13 people. López Obrador said the death toll had risen to 25, However, she didn’t specify the gender of the victims or the number of those injured.
Veracruz state police said the Tuesday night attack targeted the “Bar Caballo Blanco”. “This is the most inhuman thing possible. It is regrettable that organized crime acts in this manner. It is more regrettable that there may be collusion with authorities” López Obrador said.
Meanwhile the Governor Cuitláhuac García has identified the chief suspect to be a man known as “La Loca” . And gave his name as Ricardo “N’’ because officials no longer give the full names of suspects. García said the man was detained by marines in July, but was released after being handed over to the state prosecutor’s office