Two guards who fled a hearth that killed 40 migrants in a locked Mexican detention center didn’t have keys to the cell door, Mexico’s president stated Tuesday.
The feedback by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador got here on the identical day that the our bodies of 17 Guatemala migrants killed within the fireplace have been scheduled to be flown again to their house nation.
It was unclear what impact López Obrador’s feedback may need on the trial of the guards.
“The door was closed, as a result of the one who had the keys wasn’t there,” López Obrador stated.
A video from a security camera inside the facility reveals guards strolling away when the fireplace began in late March contained in the cell holding migrants.
The guards are seen hurrying away as smoke fills the power, and they didn’t seem to make any effort to launch the migrants.
Three Mexican immigration officers, a guard and a Venezuelan migrant are being held for investigation in reference to the fireplace. They face murder prices.
The migrant allegedly set fireplace to foam mattresses on the detention heart to protest what he apparently thought have been plans to maneuver or deport the migrants.
Additionally Tuesday, a Mexican army aircraft carried the our bodies of 17 migrants to Guatemala. Authorities say 19 of the 40 lifeless have been from that nation, however the different two our bodies are nonetheless within the course of of getting their indentities confirmed.
A further 11 Guatemalans have been injured within the fireplace.
Guatemalan International Minister Mario Búcaro accompanied the our bodies, which after touchdown have been to be taken overland to their hometowns in 9 totally different provinces.
Some our bodies of Salvadoran migrants have been returned to El Salvador final week.