August 26th, 2011
09:58 AM ET

Dozens killed in Mexican casino attack

At least 53 people were killed in a fiery attack at a casino in an upscale area of Monterrey, Mexico, government and emergency officials said.

Eight others were injured in the Thursday afternoon attack, the Red Cross said.

Witnesses have told investigators that up to six people entered the Casino Royale and asked for the manager, according Adrian de la Garza, the state attorney general for Nuevo Leon.

When the manager refused, they set the building on fire, he said.

It's believed a solvent was used to start the blaze, possibly gasoline, de la Garza said.

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  1. Jazzzzzzzz

    Only the one who attacks the other truly SUCKS.... BaaaaHaaaaa

    August 26, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ravi b

    May GOD help does people in mexico crime has been like a cancer in that country.

    August 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    @Banasy Sssuuuccckkks!!:

    Jealous?
    You should be.

    August 27, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @Jazzzzzz:

    Thanks for having my back.

    See, Banasy Sssuuuccckkks!!, that's a friend.
    Maybe you can make a friend one day so you'll know what that feels like.

    August 27, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    Friends are extremely hard to come by too so I advise all to think twice before letting one go...
    love you to *big guy*

    August 27, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    What is needed in Mexico is an
    Italian old school MAFIA organization it wll put an end to these low life gangsters want to be, the way do it is to dicapitate these thugs and display their heads. I would even takeover their Government and put in my own.

    August 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. the prophet

    And to these Mexicans thugs I take you on any day... Cut you into sausage ground meet for aligators , low life thugs .

    August 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mjh

    POINT! AN EXAMPLE WILL BE MADE AND NOTHING GOES UNOTICED IN GODS EYES! START HAVING FAITH IN YOUR CREATOR. PRAY, ASK, AND RECIEVE. TAKE BACK YOUR COUNTRY BY BELIEVING IN YOUR CREATOR! HE WILL DO A MUCH BETTER JOB WITH THESE MONSTERS!

    August 29, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Andreas Moser

    I am especially outraged because this will now leave a bad name on "Casino Royale" which is one of the best James Bond films.

    August 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Gambling jamaica

    On-line gambling data present that you've a greater possibility of becoming endlaved by online betting than to 'live' gambling. Whilst playing delivers benefits …spilleautomater

    February 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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