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At Least 5 Killed, 39 Injured In Gang Brawl In Honduras Prison

Ambulances arrive on the La Tolva jail to take care of the injured prisoners.

Tegucigalpa:

At least 5 inmates had been killed and 39 prisoners and guards had been injured on Thursday in a brawl between gang members at a high-security jail in Honduras, judicial authorities stated.

The three-hour confrontation, involving reside ammunition and not less than one grenade, started when members of the Barrio 18 gang entered a bit for members of the rival Mara Salvatrucha 13 gang within the La Tolva jail east of Tegucigalpa.

The facility homes greater than 1,500 inmates, based on authorities.

Thirteen of these injured are in a critical situation, prosecutor Sara Gomez instructed a neighborhood tv newscast.

Prisons in Honduras which were below army management for the reason that finish of 2019. They are the location of frequent violence between the nation’s two largest road gangs in addition to organized crime gangs.

In December 2019, 18 inmates died throughout a gang dispute at a jail within the vacationer metropolis of Tela on the nation’s Atlantic coast. Three days later, one other 19 individuals had been killed amid gang brawls on the El Porvenir jail, 80 km (50 miles) east of Tegucigalpa, authorities stated.

Some 25 overcrowded prisons in Honduras home greater than 22,000 inmates, the place human rights organizations have criticised a scarcity of meals, unsanitary situations, and corruption.

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