Authorities find 10 burnt bodies in Chilapa, Guerrero
In recent years, Guerrero has become one of the most violent states in Mexico - Photo: Jorge Dan López/REUTERS

Authorities find 10 burnt bodies in Chilapa, Guerrero

20/01/2020
13:28
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Mexico City
Reuters
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Local police made the macabre discovery on a country road in Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero

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On January 17, Mexican prosecutors said they were investigating the discovery of a burned-out vehicle containing the charred bodies of 10 people in the state of Guerrero.

Police made the macabre discovery on a country road in the municipality of Chilapa de Álvarez after locals saw the vehicle on fire and alerted authorities, state security spokesman Roberto Álvarez said in a statement.

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It is not clear what caused the fire. According to media reports, the victims were men and youths from an indigenous music group who were attacked by suspected gunmen from a local drug cartel.

Guerrero, one of Mexico’s poorest states, has long been one of the most violent regions of the country, which was on track to register a record number of homicides last year. Chilapa de Álvarez is a notoriously violent area of Guerrero.

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It’s also been reported that there is a dispute between members of a criminal group called “Los Ardillos” and local police.

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