Brazil prison riots leave dozens dead

  • Brazil prison riots leave dozens dead
03-01-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

A riot in an overcrowded prison in northern Brazil has left at least 56 inmates dead, many of them decapitated, officials say.
The riot erupted on Sunday afternoon and lasted for 17 hours in the Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state.
The fighting ranks among the most deadly of numerous prison riots across Latin America in the past decade.
Fontes called it "the biggest massacre" ever committed at a prison in the state.

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