The death toll from the fire that hit a center for migrants in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez , on the border with the United States , is at least 37 dead .

According to the authorities, the fire broke out in the office of the National Migration Institute (INM) after the authorities stopped about 71 migrants on the streets of the city and brought them to the centre.

According to an AFP news agency reporter at the scene, firefighters and rescue teams placed several bodies wrapped in blankets in the facility's parking lot .

The cause of the fire and the nationality of the victims were not disclosed.


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