Dozens killed in Mexico migrant shelter fire | Abroad
40 killed in fire at migrant center in Mexico The shelter, near the U.S. border, housed nearly 70 men from Central and South America, officials said.
Around 30 migrants were injured and admitted to hospitals in the area. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. It was one of the worst fires in years for Mexico, which, along with the United States, has seen an increasing number of migrants traveling north.
The shelter is located in Ciudad Juárez, the largest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The city borders the American city of El Paso in the state of Texas. Many migrants are stranded in border towns trying to reach the United States. Under the new rules, they must apply for asylum before crossing the border. If they fail to do so and still cross the border, they will no longer be eligible for asylum status.
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