Bar Fire in Mexico Border City Kills 11, Suspect Arrested

A guy has reportedly been detained by Mexican authorities on suspicion of deliberately setting a bar on fire after being ejected, killing 11 people close to the Arizona border in the Mexican state of Sonora.

According to a statement from the Sonora Attorney General’s Office, the fire started in a bar in San Luis Rio Colorado, close to the border city of San Luis, Arizona, around 1:33 a.m. on Saturday.

At a news conference on Saturday, Sonora’s attorney general Gustavo RΓ³mulo Salas ChΓ‘vez revealed that two of those killed were female Americans and a 17-year-old.

According to ChΓ‘vez, Mexican authorities were still determining if the deceased woman also held Mexican citizenship.

The tweet below confirms the news:

According to the statement translated from Spanish, the person accused of starting the fire, who officials claimed had “a high degree of intoxication,” threw an instrument containing fire at the bar’s doors after being ejected from the structure by security personnel.

β€œAccording to versions (from) several witnesses, the person with a young, male appearance was disrespecting women in that bar and was expelled,” according to the statement.

The prosecutor’s office described the object thrown at the bar as β€œa kind of β€˜Molotov’ cocktail, which caused the incident.”

The primary suspect is being questioned, according to the attorney general on Saturday.

Additionally, at least six people were hurt, according to ChΓ‘vez. One patient is still in the hospital, two were released, and the other three were sent to US hospitals for care.

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