Calling the attack”dreadful,” Lopez Obrador told an ordinary morning press conference on Wednesday that the deaths happened following the supposed gangsters shut the emergency exits of the pub in Coatzacoalcos and put fire to it.
The attorney general’s office of the state of Veracruz said immediately that eight women and 15 men perished in the fire in the”Caballo Blanco” pub, and 13 those who had been severely wounded were hospitalized for treatment.
Lopez Obrador said 25 people had died so far and original investigations suggested that some suspects behind the attack was in custody this season and were later published.
The assault was among the worst mass killings because the veteran leftist Lopez Obrador occurred in December pledging to pacify Mexico by combating corruption and inequality.
Up to now, however, the amount of murders has continued to grow after hitting record levels in 2018.
The deaths follow with an assault in April on a different pub in Veracruz from the town of Minatitlan that killed 13 people.
While he didn’t wish to blame previous governments, Lopez Obrador nonetheless pointed to previous policies for laying the groundwork for its offense.
“That is the rotten fruit of this financial policy which has been enforced, the coverage of pillage,” the president stated.
Veracruz state governor Cuitlahuac Garcia indicated in a post on Twitter the attack has been the consequence of a dispute involving gangs.
The Gulf Coast country is a significant transit point for drugs making their way north towards the U.S. boundary and has been convulsed by violent turf wars involving organized crime groups.