By Sofia Menchu
GUATEMALACITY (Reuters) – Six people were killed in a prison in western Guatemala after a riot broke out at the facility on Wednesday, authorities said in a statement.
The victims were found decapitated on a patio in the overcrowded prison in the town of Cantel in the state of Quetzaltenango, the police statement said.
A police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the killings were part of a confrontation between a gang and drug traffickers.
(Reporting by Sofia Menchu in Guatemala City; Writing by Laura Gottesdiener; Editing by Tom Hogue)