4 more inmates die in latest Brazil rebellion

2017-01-08 18:33


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


WATCH: 56 killed in Brazil prison riot

2017-01-03 11:58

At least 60 people were killed in a prison riot in Manaus, Brazil when fighting broke out between rival gangs. WATCH

Rio de Janeiro - Four inmates have died in a penitentiary rebellion in the city of Manaus as the overall death toll from a week of bloodshed in Brazilian prisons approaches 100.

A Brazilian website said on Sunday that the four new deaths were confirmed by the head of penitentiaries in the northern state of Amazonas. It says three inmates were decapitated and the fourth suffocated, perhaps from smoke caused by fire.

Close to 100 inmates have died in prison rebellions in the northern states of Roraima and Amazonas since January 1 that authorities blame on fighting between rival gangs.

Brazil's Justice Ministry says it will send security forces, equipment and funds to states battling the crisis.

Many fear the violence could spread to cities as the gangs vie for control inside prisons and slums.

Read more on:    brazil

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.