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39 at least people were killed in a fire in Mexican immigration detention Center near the US border, a government agency said Tuesday, in one of The deadliest incident ever in an immigration prison in Country.

hours later fire smash out Late Monday, rows of The bodies were laid out Under shimmering silver sheets outside Enterprise in Ciudad Juarez is a major transit point from El Paso, Texas for immigrants. Ambulances, firefighters and vans from the morgue swarmed the scene.

Thirty nine people He died and 29 others were injured in A “sensitive and dangerous” condition, according to the National Migration Institute. There were 68 men From Central and South America held in attached at that time of The fire, the agency said.

The deadliest incident was inside the Mexican immigration facility in Recently memory. Authorities are checking in cause of the fire The government’s National Human Rights Commission was summoned in to help immigrants.

It appears that tensions between the authorities and the migrants were running high in recent weeks in Ciudad Juarez, where the shelters are located full of people expected for Opportunities to cross into the United States or who They asked for asylum there and are waiting out the operation.

More than 30 migrant shelters and other organizations have published an open letter on March 9 who complained of criminalization of immigrants and asylum seekers in the city.

And blamed the authorities of abuse and using Exaggerated force in Rounding up They complain that they are being questioned by the municipal police people in the street about their immigration status without cause.

High level of frustration in Ciudad Juarez was evident earlier this month when hundreds of Acting mostly Venezuelan immigrants on false Rumors that the United States allow Them to enter the country tried force they way Ir one of the international Bridges to El Paso. American authorities blocked their attempts.

the national On Tuesday, the immigration agency said it “strongly rejects the actions that led to this tragedy” without any further explanation. of What might these actions be?

In recent years, Mexico has also stepped up efforts to stem the flow of Immigration to the borders of the United States under pressure from America governmentThe agency struggled with overcrowding in its facilities. The country’s immigration prisons have witnessed protests and riots from time to time.

Most of the Venezuelan immigrants rioted inside an immigration center in Tijuana in October that had to be controlled by the police forces and the National Guard.

In November, dozens of Immigrants rioted in largest mexico detention center in Southern city of Tapachula is near the border with Guatemala. no one He died in Both accidents.

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