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Friday, 12 February 2016 - 12:18
49 Dead In Riot At Mexico’s Topo Chico Prison
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What started as a late-night fight between leaders of rival gangs spiraled into a massive prison riot in northern Mexico that left dozens dead, officials said.

The riot killed 49 people inside Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, a Spokesman for the State’s Governor told reporters Thursday afternoon. Authorities initially announced a higher death toll but later corrected that figure.

Twelve others were injured, including five who are in critical condition, he said.

Video showed flames rising from the prison — the result, Nuevo Leon state Gov. Jaime Rodriguez said, of inmates setting fires inside.

The violent clashes come just one day before Pope Francis arrives in Mexico, a trip that will include a stop at a prison in Ciudad Juarez, a city on the mend after once being known as the murder capital of the world.






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