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28 Guatemalan migrants killed in fire at immigration center

Guatemala City, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan Foreign Minister Mario Búcaro said that 28 of the dead in a fire at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico are Guatemalans from Quetzaltenango, San Marcos, and Huehuetenango departments.

Only men have been reported; there is no evidence of children or women, Búcaro said at a press briefing.

The foreign minister assured that local authorities are still in contact with Mexico´s migration officials to help identify the victims and the subsequent repatriation of the bodies.

The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry (MINEX) assured that consulate personnel is on the scene trying to get information from Public Prosecutor’s Office, but the case is still under investigation.

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