At least 25 inmates killed in prison clash in Brazil - media
At least 25 inmates were killed, including six who were decapitated and burnt, in clashes between rival criminal factions at a prison in northeastern Brazil, local media reported.
More than 100 relatives of inmates, mostly women, were taken hostage during the confrontation on Sunday at the Penitenciária Agrícola de Monte Cristo in Boa Vista but were later freed by the police, Globo TV's website G1 cited city officials as saying.
The confrontation was triggered when members of the Primeiro Comando da Capital faction invaded the prison wing where inmates from the Comando Vermelho faction were... read more
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