Mexico: Seven police officers die in Veracruz prison riot
Seven police officers have been killed in riots at a prison in Mexico, according to Mexican officials.
The deaths occurred during an operation to quell an uprising, they said.
It happened in the La Toma prison in Amatlán de los Reyes in the eastern state of Veracruz between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The authorities have not yet released any details about any injured prisoners.
Inmates were reported to have broken free from their cells.
Prosecutors say they will be investigating the incident.
In October, 13 people were killed in a riot at a jail in the northern state of Nuevo Leon.
- 11:56 The heat is on for 2018 London Marathon - as Cumbrians start the race
- 11:55 Graeme Souness SLAMS Arsene Wenger: ‘He’s tarnished his legacy!’
- 11:53 Thunder and lightning ravage Furness sky
- 11:53 Plea for help after kitten goes missing in Ulverston
- 11:53 Carl Frampton is desperate for Windsor Park clash after defeating...
- 11:48 The fans' panel: PNE 0, Norwich City 0
- 11:45 Kids are going crazy for Smilestones being left across Birmingham
- 11:45 Paul O'Grady devastated after the death of his beloved dog Olga
- 11:45 Stephen Lawrence police racism review ‘needs to be revisited’ 25...
- 11:45 Aston Martin to rename flagship Vanquish sports car
- 11:44 Jose Mourinho faces Manchester United backlash with up to 12...
- 11:43 In pictures: Uttoxeter v Burntwood RUFC
- 11:43 Stamford Civic Society seeks new chairman
- 11:43 Trust will protect Stamford church
- 11:41 Welsh finance minister considering bid to succeed FM Carwyn Jones
- 11:40 How the PNE players rated against Norwich
- 11:40 Arsene Wenger reveals why Shkodran Mustafi has had a poor season...
- 11:30 Hollyoaks star Gary Lucy defends Coronation Street over ‘too dark’...
- 11:29 Union leader faces members' protest over sexual misconduct claims
- 11:28 82-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer who couldn't recognise son gets...
- 11:28 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers staged Freedom parade
- 11:28 Lancaster trio’s bid to help Syrian refugees
- 11:24 Why do they have pacers in the London Marathon?
- 11:24 Michael Owen compares Mohamed Salah’s phenomenal season to other...
- 11:24 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers staged Freedom parade
- 11:23 Mike Myers honours Austin Powers co-star Verne Troyer after actor's...
- 11:18 Summer camp places up for grabs
- 11:16 Dale Winton ‘died of a broken heart’ after split from toyboy lover
- 11:15 Opposition view: Pilgrims boss Adams has no complaints in defeat...
- 11:14 Hunt launched for British father who ‘abducted his twin daughters...