Thursday, August 29, 2019

Seaman From Bakun, Benguet Among Those Killed In Mexico Gang Attack

A seafarer from the town of Bakun in Benguet is among those who perished in a grisly gang attack that happened in the port city of Coatzacoalcos in Mexico. The attack occurred on Tuesday night. The latest reports mention that at least 26 people died and 11 others were injured.

The seaman from Bakun has been identified as Nathaniel A. Alindan. Another Filipino sailor identified as Bryan G. Varron also died from the incident. Varron is from Ormoc City in the Visayas. Ramon Guzman, the agent for the ship Caribe Lisa said that the two Filipino seafarers were on leave. They had gone on shore after their ship arrived from Houston.

An armed gang stormed inside the El Caballo Blanco Nightclub (The White Horse Nightclub) at around 10:00 PM. They sealed the emergency exits before setting fire to the entrance hall. They kidnapped the establishment's owner then fled the scene.

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The chief suspect for the crime has already been identified by the authorities in Veracruz, the southern Mexican state where the port city of Coatzacoalcos is located. Local prosecutors said that the suspect have been arrested in the past for similar crimes.