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Prison riot in Brazil: many dead

Тюремный бунт в Бразилии: много погибшихAt least 14 people were injured, 9 people were killed.

In the result of a prison riot in the Central Brazilian state of goiás in Brazil has killed at least 9 people and another 14 were injured. More than 100 prisoners escaped. About it reports “Voice of America”.

It is noted that the group of prisoners entered the prison wing, which contained members of a rival gang. This was the reason for the rebellion that led to the shooting. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire, and the military police arrested 29 of the 106 prisoners escaped and suppressed the riots.

The newspaper also reports that according to the latest official data, Brazil ranks third in the world in number of prisoners. As of June 2016, is behind bars 726 712 people. It almost twice exceeds in 2016, the capacity of the prisons – 368 049.

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