September 27, 2023

Mexican authorities stated 11 individuals had been killed and 4 injured in an alleged arson assault on a bar within the northern border city of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, on Saturday morning because the nation continues to grapple with violent crime.

Authorities stated a younger drunk man threw a Molotov cocktail on the Beer Home membership at round 1:33 a.m. after being kicked out earlier that evening. Witnesses stated he molested girls in a bar, which led to his expulsion, in keeping with the Sonora State Legal professional Normal’s workplace.

In response to the Prosecutor Normal, the suspect has not but been recognized and detained. Prosecutors didn’t say whether or not they believed the incident was linked to organized crime.

Among the victims had been rushed throughout the border for therapy in United States, whereas others had been being handled at native hospitals, prosecutors stated.

Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador got here to energy in 2018 promising to alter the nation’s strategy to preventing crime. Nonetheless, 4 years later, felony organizations have solely strengthened, though final yr the nation noticed a slight lower within the variety of murders.

In 2019, a deadly arson assault on a membership – allegedly by members of the cartel – in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, in southern Mexico, killed greater than 30 individuals. Armed attackers blocked the exits from the membership, locking guests inside.

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