Friday, August 26, 2011

53 killed in the attack to a casino in Monterrey, Mexico

At least 53 people died Thursday in the Mexican city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (northeast), after a criminal group would cause a fire in a betting shop. It was the worst attack on civilians in Mexico's recent history. At 15.20, a group of armed people came to the Casino Royale and after making threats to those who were in those times when the shots were fired betting shop with heavy weapons and fired, according to testimony collected by the local press, fragmentation grenades.

Another version, unconfirmed claims that the criminals had used spray gasoline or petrol bombs. After the attack spread a fire that consumed the premises for at least three hours. When the fire was controlled by firefighters and, after breaking down several walls, rescue workers found dozens of people died, mostly by poisoning.

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