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Deadly prison riot in Russia

At least two inmates and a prison guard are dead after a riot at a young offenders jail in Russia. It is reported that at least 200 prisoners clashed with police and prison staff. Two inmates were shot dead trying to escape and the guard who died was severely beaten.

Several buildings were set on fire. The jail is in a town in Russia’s Urals region of Sverdlovsk. Authorities say as well as those killed, 13 inmates were injured and 17 are still unaccounted for. It is understood the violence began when some prisoners refused to be put into solitary confinement.

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