Riot in Colombia prison leaves 23 dead, says government

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Bogota: A riot in a prison in the Colombian capital Bogota has left 23 inmates dead and 90 wounded, Justice Minister Margarita Cabello announced Sunday.

The riot was triggered by an attempted mass breakout overnight from La Modelo prison, Cabello said.

Riots occurred “in several penitentiary centres in the country,” Cabello said in a statement.

“The result of the attempted escape in the Modelo was 23 inmates dead.”

AFP

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