Ecuador Prison Riot Kills Dozens of Prisoners

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Second riot in 1.5 months in Guayaquil prison

The riot began as a result of clashes between rival gangs. The unrest was stopped by law enforcement officers.

In the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, inmates of one of the largest penitentiary institutions in the country started a riot, which killed at least 58 people. About this on Saturday, November 13, reported head of the Guayas region, Pablo Arosemena.

As indicated, the riot began on Friday night as a result of clashes between rival gangs. The prisoners used cold and firearms, as well as explosives. The unrest was stopped by law enforcement officers.

“According to the data we have now, 58 prisoners have died, 12 prisoners have been injured and are receiving medical assistance,” Arosemena said.

At the same time, 24 News HD citing the Ecuadorian prosecutor’s office informsthat the number of victims of the riot reached 68, another 25 prisoners were injured.

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We will remind, at the end of September in the same prison there was also a riot. Then 116 prisoners were killed… President Guillermo Lasso signed a decree declaring a state of emergency in the country’s penitentiary system for 60 days.

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