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Mexico Suffers Horrible Arson Massacre, 53 Die

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Mexico Monterrey Casino Royale Arson Fire Massacre

Monterrey's Casino Royale is home to Mexico's worst massacre since a gang crackdown over five years ago.

The arson attack occurred shortly after 3pm Thursday afternoon as armed men burst into the doors, lined the floors with flammable liquid, and lit the place in blazes.

Witnesses say they saw at least a dozen men rush in during the act of terror. Some say the men gave a quick warning to the casino's visitors, yelling "everyone get out" just moments before executing their plan.

Unfortunately, the warning wasn't fast enough. Stampedes were made toward the exits, but 53 died while countless others were left wounded and hospitalized.

Most of the victims were women and the elderly. Sad!

Even more unfortunate is how predictable this was for some Monterrey residents. The Nuevo Leon region has endured a myriad acts of organized crime as two major organizations fight for control.

It's so bad, bodies are regularly hanging under overpasses! Geez, it's like a darker General Hospital!

As for the most recent crime, speculation suspects the casino failed to pay protection money to a particular gang which resulted in fiery revenge.

Absolutely awful! It saddens us so much knowing events like this happen. While the world has been seeing heinous acts practically since it began spinning, it seems more and more are happening as the years progress. Constant wars with our neighbors across seas, the London riots, THIS.

Not to mention we're witnessing all of this as natural disasters happen left and right, goodness! What is going on with the world!?!

[Image via AP Images.]

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35 comments to “Mexico Suffers Horrible Arson Massacre, 53 Die”

  1. 1

    This is devastating.

    My heart goes out to those who have suffered because of this tragedy.

  2. 2

    I Live in Laredo, TX border to Nvo. Laredo a city in Mexico, and unfortunately this is not a big shock to us. There are countless of deaths happening everyday in this drugwar that is happening in Mexico. Before only the people involved would be hurt, but now ANYONE that is around is bound to get hurt. Children, women, elderly basically anyone is killed. So sad and my heart definitely goes out to the families in this tragedy.

  3. 3

    Mexico is full of danger and crookedness. It has a really shitty government…and really shitty values. If you want to see what hell looks like Look at Mexico. That is what hell would look like. So sad to me. Money is more important than people lives…and the government is okay with this because they too are seeing profit. It's totally sick and sad.

  4. emmdg says – reply to this


    Re: whatthe321 – Shitty values? Seriously? There are people in my country that have great values. Do not say that all mexicans have shitty values, because it is not true. Obviously we have people that are harming each other, but that happens in every country. People is messed up in the head, it does not have anything to do with the values of the country as a whole.

  5. 5

    Re: emmdg – I did NOT say that all mexicans have shitty values I was talking about the government. Let me clairy that to you.

  6. 6

    Just sad and a total waste of human life. Prayers to all the victims and their families.

  7. 7

    it's a shame that my city is international news from a criminal attack
    So sad :(

  8. 8

    …… and people wonder why they risk everything jumping the boarders to come here ….

  9. 9

    Re: KittieNash – Well…we can't have them all coming here…we are way over populated as it is. WAY OVER POPULATED. They come over here and take many jobs and leave american citizens out of work, they come over here and they still act like they are living in Mexico. They don't want to speak english. I feel bad for them…but WTF don't come over here and ruin my way of life, learn the FUCKING language at least SHIT!

  10. 10

    What's going on with the world??? Read your Bible!!

  11. 11

    Re: whatthe321 – I don't know many Americans who will work in the fields. They'd rather go on welfare than take the shitty manual labor jobs that immigrants typically do.

  12. 12

    LOL The bible is a good work of fiction to say the LEAST!

  13. 13

    Re: whatthe321 – Because of people like you is the world as it is… without empathy or real interest for other people's lives, only on yours… shame on you

  14. 14

    Re: Pattyomr – NO NO NO. They come here and a rude piece of fuck…don't learn the language…the multiply like fucking jack rabbits and over populate every area they touch, the throw trash everywhere and make it look like TJ. NO NO NO. YOU said people like me don't care about other people that isn't true. I care about where I live MEXICANS don't give a fuck. I live in an apartment complex which is 90% mexican, it's dirty, there are 20 people living in the apt. next door to me all illegal I'm sure…there is lots of crime…your fucking clothes get stolen outta the driers. Cars are constantly being broken into…and there is trash everywhere not to mention children like cockroaches fucking everywhere…..It's sickening!!!!

  15. 15

    I am done with this WHOLE fucking topic. I feel completly bad for the people who died. I feel bad for their families. But for everyhting else I said I MEAN IT 100% and then some. Mexican….the wetback type are taking over and it isn't pretty!!!!!!

  16. 16

    I live in Monterrey, Mexico and people cannot imagine what we have to live through every day. This war is affecting every single person, family, business, etc. Its incredible what we have to wake every day to, the news and deaths are unbelievable. Whats worse is the possition this country is having in the world. Mexico has a lot of hard working, good and faithful people. I lost a friend and her mom in this attack, and no one understands what our city is living. Help us change the idea that all of Mexicans are the same and all of us are bad, harmful people because most of Mexicans, the majority of us are victims. No matter what our goverment says or does, families, babies, adults live here and fight daily for a better and safer life, city and country.

  17. 17

    should they learn English? yes i agree with that. you cant blame a whole race over a few bad ones. every race has there lazy "i dont care" in them.

  18. 18

    It is not about the Mexican People. It is about the drug wars. The government of Mexico is NOT in charge. Read the story of "Barbie" in this month's "Rolling Stone" for a little insight into the drug lords and their impact on Mexico.

  19. 19

    Re: KittieNash – how on earth are they going to learn english they can't afford lessons! every mexican post here is full of racist comments on how mexicans should go away of the states

  20. 20

    Re: whatthe321 – are you SERIOUS?? talk about stereotyping a whole country because of small group of people compared to the rest of a nation's population. Not everyone is involved in drugs, its distribution or as you categorize them out to be. There are hard working Mexicans, ones who are successful and have values in tact. its as if i see someone from another country, say Germany, steal, then ALL Germans are robbers. Nonsense!! I believe the good people of Mexico are so strong for being able to cope with all the madness thats happening around them. Instead of picking on Mexicans, show some respect for the innocent people how have suffered.

  21. 21

    Re: rickraton – I totally and completely agree with you. Glad to see someone is educated enough to know the truth!

  22. 22

    Re: whatthe321 – First of all, you can make a point without having to use racial slures. Also, what does this tragedy that ocurred in my country yesterday have to do with Mexicans that go to the US and work - illegal or not -?? And you need to stop generalizing that Mexicans "don't give a fuck", it would be like me saying all Americans are ignorant white trash junkies. Totally unnecessary and wrong. I feel sorry for people like you. And you want talk about only caring about money??? Who sells guns and firearms to all the drug lords? Who takes their money without any remorse in exchange for guns?? The US. So if you want to talk about only looking to make a profit, go ahead, but do so also with the responsibility yogur country has in all these matters.

  23. 23

    Re: PaulinaDL – Yup.

  24. 24

    Re: whatthe321 – Your comments are rude and so disrespectful. Comparing a race as a whole is just stupid. That's like me saying that ALL Americans are drug addicts because the U.S. are the #1 drug consumers….Does that mean that ALL Americans are druggie???

  25. 25

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    It's nice to see that someone from outside does really care!
    I live in Monterrey, Mexico, not so far from where this happened, I'm glad to say that non of my family or friends were involved in this, but is still sad.
    Today I want to college and everyone was wearing a black ribbon in name of all of them.
    This is taking the full lives of ourselfs, we cant have a normal life anymore.
    Before this I was NOT scared about what is going on, I used to say "nothing is going to happen to me because I don't do drugs and I don't do 'bad things'" but now, I AM SCARED and I'm pretty sure everyone does, because nothing now can prove us that we are save.
    Thank you, for at least let us know that you DO care about us!
    This war is no lost, yes I am scared, but no, I won't stop working for the good of my country, my state and my city.

  26. 26

    Re: paulina=dan radcliffe fan #1 – im not saying for them all to go away… sheesh Annnnd thats bullshit. many schools offer FREE classes on learning the English language.

  27. 27

    Re: whatthe321 – Who outside of Mexico are supplying money to the drug problems! Sad to say, but Americans are buying the drugs that get through, so we must stop our own drug dealers to stop supplying the money!

  28. elas says – reply to this


    I too live in Monterrey and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the good things and wishes some of u have said. It's a terrible situation we've been living for a while, and as many mentioned it wasn't so scary until now. I never imagined my beautiful country will be involved in this war, because that's what it is. I am certain that we will find our way out of this, because contrary to what someone said we are not ppl that don't give a fuck.

    I will not say anything further because I don't believe this is the right place to mention such things, all that I have to ask of you is to pray for the victims and the families of this terrible tragedy. We could sure use some prayers so that we might find the strenght to keep going and reach peace. It won't be easy, but we will get our Mexico back.

  29. 29

    To all u racist azz white ppl.SHUT THA FUC UP u dum ass red necks wut makes yall think yall to good to live in the u.s???!!!! The u.s iz the land of tha native americans (indians) n idk y u stupid white trash think yall from here cuz yall shud be az illegal az tha mexicans nd tha mexicans cum here tu work not like yall dum lazy assez that jus wanna be sittin in tha dam ac all fuckin day, fuc yall dirty assez im 100% mexican n muthafuckin proud of it stupid white muthafukaz!!!!

  30. 30

    Nd this was to u idiot at whatthe321 dumass

  31. 31

    Re: whatthe321 – Bitch u needa quit bein racist dum ass cuz i bet u wudnt say dat shit tu a mexican if dey wuz in yo face, 100% BROWN PRIDE

  32. 32

    Re: KittieNash – U needa quit bein racist to u pay fu tha dam classes then if u want them tu learn english so bad

  33. 33

    I live in Monterrey, every day I hear shotguns, I've seen kidnaps and people are murderer because shitty cars and stupid situations. And there is a way USA can help us!! STOP USING DRUGS! STOP SELLING GUNS TO CARTELS! Stop thinking about making money and start making PEACE! BTW I know NOT all Americans use drugs and sell guns… I don't want to harm any sensible people. I just think you should know there is a way we can help, because we only blame the STUPID government and they are so IDIOTIC they may not do anything, obviously they don't know what to do …

  34. exors says – reply to this


    I am from Monterrey and currently staying in Mexico City because of work. It might be strange but this kind of news and daily murders that happen make me want to go back so badly. I just want to be there in case someone I know gets hurt…

  35. 35

    I am lucky enough to be going to the US for college but my family lives in Monterrey, Mexico and reading stories like this makes me nervous for them every single day. It is unfortunate that such a beautiful and thriving city has become a hub for such ruthless attacks. I remember about a year and a half ago, Monterrey was not this bad, it is devastating to see how much has changed in less then two years. Unfortunately things will only get worse before they get better. I am glad to see that the non ignorant americans are sympathetic. However, the racist slurs from some of you shows how ignorant americans can be. I am half mexican and half american and its disappointing to see how stupid people can be. Racist comments can be said to Americans too. Before you insult other people, look to see how your people can be too, and be lucky that you dont have to worry about the safety of your family every single day. I would also like to mention that everyone thinks all of Mexico is horribly unsafe. Although a lot of it is, there are some areas that are not, and it dumb to generalize all of mexico as being unsafe. Mexico has a beautiful culture, amazing food, and very loving people (besides all those in the government and organized crime). Hopefully we can one day be as safe as we used to be.