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November 21, 1984

Mexico City

Authorities in Mexico City continue counting fire victims

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Authorities in San Juan Ixhuatepec, the northern working-class suburb of Mexico City ravaged by fire Monday, put the casualties yesterday at 544 people killed, 1,500 injured, and 10,000 left homeless. A natural gas tanker exploded near a distribution center Monday, sparking a series of earthshaking blasts.