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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Deadly prison riot in Venezuela leaves 50 people dead

More than 50 people have been killed in a prison riot in western Venezuela, hospital staff say.
The riot was triggered when local media broadcast news that soldiers had been sent to Uribana prison in Barquisimeto to search for weapons, Prisons Minister Iris Varela said.

Hospital director Ruy Medina told AFP news agency that some 90 people were injured, mostly from gunshot wounds. The dead are thought to include inmates, guards and prison workers.


The director of Barquisimeto hospital, Ruy Medina, put the death toll at 54, Venezuela's Clarin newspaper reported.

Venezuelan Human rights activist Carlos Nieto Palma told BBC Mundo: "What should have been a normal procedure in any prison ended in a clash between National Guard [soldiers] and inmates."
He added that Uribana prison was among the most dangerous in the country.


Opposition leader Henrique Capriles blamed the violence on "incompetent and irresponsible government".

Venezuela's prisons are blighted by overcrowding and the proliferation of weapons and drugs. (BBC)

17 comments:

Alvin Olufisayo said...

Do they want their convalescing leader 2 slump 2 yet another heart attack!I hope this dastardly act as not culminated from their watching prison break.Joking anyway!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

South America has a bad reputation for prison brutality and all, how appalling!

Chidozie Mario said...

This is ironical, how can a prison which harbors criminals be known for the proliferation of weapons and drugs? Man is the architect of man's problem.
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jacob oyikome said...

wat a bad incident but why are soldiers behaving like animals?

Anonymous said...

Some scofield tinz...........says LAKA

Anonymous said...

Corrupt prison officials collecting money to let Weapons in no doubt.

chzyme said...

Doz prisoners aint repenting? Just asking

somadina obi said...

Too many disaster in january alone..God intervene

Anonymous said...

This prisoner's look can kill, he looks meannnn!!

Anonymous said...

So sad. May d souls of d departed rest in peace

freeangel said...

So sad men are now acting lik lions

thebanquethall.blogspot.com said...

Where did the inmates get their weapons from to the point of having enough to fight against the guards?


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Anonymous said...

Ur deff. Not charmingig in This ur new pix

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

@Anonymous 5:41; Keep paying attention to me! That's so good!!

Anonymous said...

Dis guy sef resemble Scoffield

biols said...

Is that ur face prince charming?

biols said...

Na prison break season 9 b this? Meanwhile PC is that ur face?

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