More than 50 killed in Brazil prison riot


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AFP

© AFP/File | More than 50 people were killed in a prison riot in Brazil’s Amazon region when fighting broke out between rival gangs, media reports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – More than 50 people were killed in a prison riot in Brazil’s Amazon region when fighting broke out between rival gangs, media reports said Monday, citing local officials.

“Between 50 and 60 bodies have been found, according to an initial count,” the public security secretary for the state of Amazonas, Sergio Fontes, told local radio network Tiradentes.

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Reuters

By Alonso Soto| BRASILIA

Around 60 people have been killed in a bloody prison riot sparked by a war between rival drug gangs in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, officials said on Monday, in some of the worst violence in years in Brazil’s overcrowded penitentiary system.

The head of security for Amazonas state, Sergio Fontes, told a news…

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