At least 23 people have been killed and 13 others injured after a fire broke out in a bar in Mexico’s southern port city of Coatzacoalcos. Authorities are investigating it as a possible arson attack.
Eight women and 15 men were among the dead after the fire at the bar late on Tuesday, according to the Veracruz state attorney general’s office. “The attorney general’s office strongly condemns what may constitute a malicious attack,” it said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
State police identified the place as the Bar Caballo Blanco.
Veracruz Governor Cuitlahuac Garcia suggested a gang dispute may have been involved.