Passers-by walk past policemen standing guard at the entrance of the Livs night-club where a deadly fire occured in the Bastos District of Yaounde, on January 23, 2022. – The accidental fire, caused by fireworks, killed at least 16 people.
16 Killed In Nightclub Fire – Cameroon Govt
Two Canadians died and a third was wounded Friday in a gun battle in the Mexican vacation resort of Cancun, authorities said.
The fight broke out at the Xcaret hotel complex when a Canadian man opened fire at three compatriots. Mexican officials quoted Canadian authorities as saying the people involved in the gun fight — apparently guests at the hotel — held criminal records for theft, drugs and
Lucio Hernandez, a public safety official in Quintana Roo state, which includes Cancun, said the shoot-out be- gan after an argument among the Canadians.
Violence linked to drug trafficking has been a scourge for Mexico’s Caribbean coast for years.
Two suspected drug dealers died in a gun battle at a hotel beach near Cancun in November last year.
And in October two tourists from Germany and India were killed by stray bullets during a shoot-out between drug dealers in Tulum, another town in the same area.
Mexico recorded 33,308 murders last year, marking a 3.6 percent decrease compared with 2020, in a country long plagued by cartel violence.
Since 2006 — when the government of then-president Felipe Calderon launched a controversial anti-drug mili- tary operation — Mexico has recorded more than 340,000