In four prisons in Ecuador, Latin America, a battle for supremacy between criminal gangs has erupted, killing 79 inmates so far.
The riot was suppressed by military and police force.
Reporter Chae Moon-seok on the press.
Red flames soar inside the prison.
It’s not easy to open the door.
Finally, a cutter was mobilized to open the door and a police suppression operation began.
The tear gas guns are fired in succession, causing smoke to appear throughout the prison.
Put all inmates to the floor.
There was no great resistance from the inmates in the process.
At the same time, a suppression operation took place outside the prison and suppressed all inmates.
The prison riots took place on Tuesday, local time.
Dozens of people were killed in violence that mobilized weapons in four prisons nationwide. There are also many injuries, which could lead to more deaths.
Some bodies of the deceased have been reported to have been severely damaged.
It is known that many general inmates who were not affiliated with the criminal organization were also known to have died, and their families ran to the prison in one month.
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Ecuadorian authorities explained that the two criminal gangs were fighting for leadership in the prison.
In December last year, a few months after being released from a shopping mall, the head of the gang’Los Coneros’ was murdered, and the battle for supremacy between rival organizations in the prison intensified.
In Ecuador, more than 100 inmates were killed last year in fights between criminal gangs in prisons, AFP reports.
This is Moonseok Chae from YTN.
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