7 dead in uprising in Brazil detention centre

2017-06-03 22:17


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Sao Paulo - Authorities say an uprising at a juvenile detention centre in northeastern Brazil has left seven youths dead and two injured.

The uprising occurred at the facility in Lagoa Seca in Paraiba state on Saturday.

Police said the uprising began after guards managed to stop a group of inmates from escaping.

Most of the victims were rivals of the inmates who tried to escape, burned when they were attacked by those who tried to flee who then went on to set fire to mattresses and wooden furniture.

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