28 People Killed in Prison Riot in Mexico

28 People Killed  in Prison Riot  in Mexico28 People Killed  in Prison Riot  in Mexico

At least 28 people were killed in a prison riot on Thursday between suspected members of rival gangs in a prison in southern Mexican state of Guerrero, according to local authorities. The state government updated the death toll from original five to 28 as police searched the prison. Three other prisoners were lightly injured, Xinhua reported. At a press conference, Guerrero’s security spokesperson, Roberto Alvarez Heredia, said that the fight began around 4 am in Las Cruces prison in Acapulco. The fighting took place within block 1, block 3 and in the yard. No information has been given so far on the identity of the deceased but Heredia said the families would be notified first. He stated that the violence had been contained after the police took control of the prison and no detainees had escaped.

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