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Bolivian prison riot leaves four people dead

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Bolivian prison riot leaves four people dead


Four people have been killed during a prison riot in Bolivia.

The El Abra detention centre in Cochabamba was engulfed in violence as authorities struggled to keep inmates under control with shots reportedly being fired.

Family members of those incarcerated gathered outside the prison awaiting information, one mother of an inmate inside said:

“My son is in there. They won’t give us information. We go to the hospital and they tell us to come here. We want information please.”

Eleven people were reportedly injured in the incident which is thought to have begun after a fight between rival inmates.

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