3 dead, 1 injured in Mexico prison riot

2017-03-26 08:03


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Mexico City - A fight between inmates at a northern Mexican prison has left three inmates dead and one injured.

Authorities in the northern border state of Tamaulipas say the fight followed a riot and mass escape at the facility.

The state security spokesperson said on Saturday that control had been re-established at the prison in the state capitol after inmates set fire to the demolished remains of illegally built shacks in a prison patio.

Authorities say inmates essentially controlled parts of the prison and used the shacks to cover a tunnel which they dug.

A total of 29 inmates escaped through the tunnel earlier this week, leading authorities to demolish the shacks.

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