Mexico: Fight between criminal gangs took 16 lives

Sixteen people have reportedly died in Mexico's central state of Zacatecas after an apparent violent fight between criminal gangs

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Mexico City: Sixteen people have reportedly died in Mexico’s central state of Zacatecas after an apparent violent fight between criminal gangs; authorities have disclosed the information on Saturday as the state grapples with a spike in violence.

As per the statement of the State prosecutor, “10 bodies have been traced covered within blankets on the streets of the Fresnillo municipality while other six were suspended inside a warehouse in the nearby community Panfilo Natera.

Meanwhile, two people who were trying to transport other dead bodies a day earlier have been captured and arrested, he added, saying that the person could be linked to the other deaths.

Last month, authorities traced the dead bodies of 10 people abandoned inside a vehicle in the historic centre of the state capital, also named a Zacatecas, a few steps from the government offices.

At the same time, official figures disclose that homicides rose last year. The state of Zacatecas registered 1,050 in 2021, about 200 more than last year.