(MEXICO CITY) JUST IN: A fire at a prison in the Iztapalapa neighbourhood at 5:25 a.m. local time, on Thursday morning killed at least three men and injured seven others, the city government said in a statement AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Aug.15: Officials were still working to determine the cause of the fire, which was detected in a sleeping area at the prison in the Iztapalapa neighbourhood at 5:25 a.m. local time, the statement said.

The three inmates killed in the fire were identified as Luis Enrique Tejeda, Mauricio Espindola and Carlos Enrique Perez, officials said: The seven injured were taken to hospitals to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The attorney general’s office was investigating the incident, a spokeswoman for the city’s penitentiary system said.

#AceNewsDesk reports …………..Reuters.Com/ Published: Aug.15: 2019: Reporting by Rebekah F Ward; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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