39 dead and dozens injured in a migrant facility fire in Mexico | USA Today

39 migrants died after a fire broke out at an immigration center in Mexico. Eight employees are now being investigated for misconduct. RELATED: A factory explosion killed at least two people and left many more missing in Pennsylvania

Mexican authorities said eight staff or officials are under investigation for possible misconduct at the immigration detention center where a fire killed 39 detainees. Anger and frustration boiled over in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez as hundreds of migrants marched to a US border gate in hopes of a mass crossing.

The Mexican president said the fire started in the Ciudad Juárez center when the migrants learned they would be deported and mattresses were set on fire in protest. Twenty-nine injured immigrants were sent to local hospitals.

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