Guards at burned Mexican detention center didn’t have keys

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MEXICO CITY — 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 had been scheduled to be flown again to their dwelling nation.

It was unclear what impact López Obrador’s feedback may have on the trial of the guards.

“The door was closed, because the person who had the keys wasn’t there,” López Obrador stated.

A video from a safety digital camera inside the power exhibits 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 expenses.

The migrant allegedly set fireplace to foam mattresses at the detention center to protest what he apparently thought had been plans to maneuver or deport the migrants.

Also Tuesday, a Mexican army aircraft carried the our bodies of 17 migrants to Guatemala. Authorities say 19 of the 40 lifeless had been from that nation, however the different two our bodies are nonetheless within the course of of getting their indentities confirmed.

An extra 11 Guatemalans had been injured within the fireplace.

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Mario Búcaro accompanied the our bodies, which after touchdown had been to be taken overland to their hometowns in 9 totally different provinces.

Some our bodies of Salvadoran migrants had been returned to El Salvador final week.

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