Prison Riot Kills 60 In Brazil

At least 60 people have been killed, following a prison riot, caused by an ongoing war between rival drug gangs, in the city of Manaus, in Brazil.

Around 60 people were killed in a bloody prison riot in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus sparked by a war between rival drug gangs, officials said on Monday, in the worst violence in over two decades in Brazil’s overcrowded penitentiary system.

The head of security for Amazonas state, Sergio Fontes, told a news conference that the death toll could rise as authorities get a clearer idea of the scale of the rebellion sparked by a fight between rival drug gangs.

Fontes told reporters that several of the dead had their decapitated bodies thrown over the prison wall – and that most of those killed came from one gang.

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