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Over 300 killed in Honduras prison fire

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – It has been reported that trapped inmates screamed from their cells as a fire swept through a Honduran prison, killing at least 300 inmates in the world’s deadliest prison fire in at least a century, authorities said Wednesday. Some 475 people escaped from the prison in the town of Comayagua and 356 [...]

Fire kills hundreds in Honduras prison

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Authorities say fire has swept through a prison in Honduras, killing at least 100 inmates and leaving some 80 with serious burns. Comayagua fire department spokesman Josue Garcia said he saw “hellish” scenes while trying to put out the fire. He said “some 100 prisoners were burned to death or suffocated in [...]

Riot in Sri Lankan prison injures 21

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – A clash between guards and inmates at a Sri Lankan prison has injured at least 21 people. The riots began after the inmates started a fire inside the prison in Colombo. A prison official says “the inmates are demanding that the prison chief be removed,” reports the AP. A hospital official [...]