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52 die as rival inmates clash in Brazil jail


30 July 2019  

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RIO DE JANEIRO: As many as 52 people were killed in a prison riot in Brazil after rival gangs battled for five hours, officials said.

The fight took a nasty turn after gang members from one prison block invaded another part of Altamira jail in Pará state.

Sixteen of the dead were decapitated and the remainder suffocated after part of the prison was set on fire, officials said at a news conference.

The violence began at about 07:00 local time (10:00 GMT), and ended at around noon, officials said.

Members of the Comando Classe A (CCA) gang set fire to a cell where rival gang members from Comando Vermelho (Red Command) were kept, the Pará state government said in a statement.

(Agencies)

Publish Date : 30 July 2019 08:36 AM

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