MONTERREY - Armed men killed at
least 51 people in an attack on a casino in northern Mexico
that left the building ablaze with gamblers trapped inside,
officials said on Thursday.
People remained stuck inside the Casino Royale building in
Monterrey, a prosperous city 140 miles from the Texas
border that has suffered from increasing criminal violence in
"There are more than 20 people dead but rescue efforts are
still ongoing," Monterrey Mayor Fernando Larrazabal told a news
A survivor told Milenio TV that a group of masked armed men
driving four trucks arrived to the casino, burst into it and
threatened gamblers. They then started spraying gasoline and
set fire to the building.