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60 killed as grisly prison riot breaks out in overcrowded Brazil prison


Brasili: More than 60 inmates were killed after a riot broke out inside an overcrowded prison in the Brazil’s Amazon jungle city of Manaus, media reports said.

“The unrest, which started on Sunday, ended early on Monday, police said, when the inmates surrendered their weapons and freed unharmed the last of 12 guards they had taken hostage,” BBC reported.

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According to reports, the riot happened after a fight between rival drug gangs.

Several inmates reportedly escaped too.


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