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31 killed in Mexico prison unrest

2012-01-05 18:00

Mexico City - At least 31 people were killed and 13 wounded Wednesday in a fight among inmates that broke out in a prison in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the state government said.

The unrest broke out in the Santa Amalia prison in the city of Altamira, which is designed to hold 2 000 inmates but has a population of more than 3 000, officials said.