Two inmates killed, 34 injured in Philippines jail riot

  29 September 2019    Read: 800
Two inmates killed, 34 injured in Philippines jail riot

At least two were killed and 34 injured in a riot which broke out in an overcrowded Manila City jail in the Philippines on Sunday, police have said, AzVision.az reports citing Xinhua.

Police said the fight between criminal gang members detained in the jail erupted around 6:30 a.m. and lasted for only 10 minutes.

Two inmates died while being treated at a local hospital, police added.

Manila City Jail spokesperson Senior Inspector Jayrex Buestinera said 34 inmates were also injured in the incident triggered by argument over a bed space in the jail with a congestion rate of 370 percent.

He said nine inmates who sustained serious injuries were taken to a hospital for treatment while the other 25 detainees were treated at the city jail infirmary as they only sustained minor wounds.

A temporary lockdown was imposed in the jail in the wake of the incident, he added.


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