In Brazil At least 33 killed in prison - government

Rioting inmates decapitated their rivals in brutal fighting between two gangs in a Brazilian jail that left 56 dead, while 144 escaped

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Undated file picture released by the Secretaria de Justica e Cidadania (SEJUC) of the northern Brazilian state of Roraima shows the entrance gate to the Agrícola de Monte Cristo Penitentiary play

Undated file picture released by the Secretaria de Justica e Cidadania (SEJUC) of the northern Brazilian state of Roraima shows the entrance gate to the Agrícola de Monte Cristo Penitentiary

(AFP)
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At least 33 detainees died in a prison in northern Brazil on Friday, five days after a bloody riot in another prison killed 56 people, a local government source said.

"Thirty-three deaths have been recorded at PAMC (Agricola de Monte Cristo prison) in the early morning hours," the government of Roraima state said in a brief statement, adding that the situation is now "under control."

Rioting inmates decapitated their rivals in brutal fighting between two gangs in a Brazilian jail that left 56 dead, while 144 prisoners escaped a few days ago.

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