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28 Aug 2019 | 02:28 PM UTC

Mexico: Arson attack leaves 23 dead in Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz state) August 27

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Arson attack sets bar ablaze, leaves 23 dead in Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz state) August 27; search for suspects ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/29/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz state)


At least 23 people were killed and 13 others wounded after an arson attack caused a fire at a bar in Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz state) on Tuesday, August 27. Government officials stated that a search for the attackers was underway, though no arrests have been made as of Wednesday, August 28. The incident is suspected to be related to a gang dispute, according to the governor of Veracruz.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in Coatzacoalcos over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in Coatzacoalcos are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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