Riot in Venezuelan Detention Centre kills 29

  25 May 2019    Read: 991
Riot in Venezuelan Detention Centre kills 29

A riot in a pretrial detention centre in Venezuela on Friday saw 29 killed and 19 injured, a source in the Venezuelan state prosecutor's office has told Sputnik.

"According to updated data, there are 19 injured and 29 killed", the source said. The source added that there were 14 employees of the pre-trial detention centre among those 19 persons injured in the incident. They had gunshot and blast injuries.

An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway, according to the source.

In April, a similar incident occurred in Venezuela's Nueva Esparta state. One person was killed and two other people were injured after about 60 prisoners escaped from a local jail. The inmates, who seized arms from a guardhouse, attacked and injured two prison guards, local media reported.

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