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Tags: Colombia | Prison Fire

Fire Kills 49 Following Riot at Prison in Colombia

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 10:00 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A fire at a prison in southwestern Colombia has killed at least 49 people and injured a dozen more, prison authorities reported Tuesday.

The director of the national prison system, Tito Castellanos, told Radio Caracol that it's not clear if all of the dead were prisoners.

He said the fire broke out during an attempted riot early Monday at the medium security prison in the city of Tulua.

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A fire at a prison in southwestern Colombia has killed at least 49 people and injured a dozen more, prison authorities reported Tuesday.The director of the national prison system, Tito Castellanos, told Radio Caracol that it's not clear if all of the dead were prisoners.He...
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