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13 dead in Honduran prison fire amid inmate riot

March 30, 2012 • World News


Inmates work to put out a fire on the roof of the penitentiary in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Thursday March 29, 2012. Honduran authorities say dozens have died at the prison after armed inmates started a fire during a riot. At least 14 people died during the uprising by armed inmates at the prison Thursday, one of them decapitated and the others killed by a fire started by rioters, authorities said. (AP Photo)

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — At least 13 people died during an uprising by armed inmates at a Honduran prison Thursday, one of them decapitated and the others killed by a fire started by the rioters, authorities said.

Varying reports of local and national authorities said as many as 18 inmates were killed, but national police chief Jose Ramirez said only 13 bodies had been sent to the morgue by late afternoon.

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