Ecuador Prison Riot Kills at Least 24 People, Injures Dozens More

Dozens of inmates were killed on Tuesday after gang members started a riot at a prison located in a coastal city in southwest Ecuador, officials said. The violence erupted at a prison in the Guayaquil region and it took police and military officials five hours to regain control. The fighting involved gunfire, knives, and explosions and was caused by a dispute between the “Los Lobos” and “Los Choneros” prison gangs, officials said. “As a result of the confrontations, 24 people died and 48 people were injured,” according to an SNAI statement, the national bureau of prisons in Ecuador. Multiple reports cited local officials as saying the battle between prison gangs killed at least 30 people. The Ecuadorian public prosecutor’s office wrote in a statement that six of the inmates that died during the clashes “have been beheaded.” Video footage of the clashes that were shared on social media showed inmates …

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