23 killed in Mexico bar fire likely caused by 'attack': prosecutors

09:03 PM | 28 Aug, 2019
23 killed in Mexico bar fire likely caused by 'attack': prosecutors
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COATZACOALCOS - At least 23 people were killed and 13 badly wounded in a fire that was likely caused by an "attack" at a bar in eastern Mexico, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The fire in the city of Coatzacoalcos, which broke out Tuesday night, "may

have been the result of a vile attack," said a statement from prosecutors in the

state of Veracruz, a flashpoint in the bloody turf wars between Mexico's rival

drug cartels.

Media reports said a Molotov cocktail had been thrown into the bar.