Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

21 injured in Sri Lanka prison riot

Soldiers were called in after clashes between guards and inmates at a prison in Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP)
Soldiers were called in after clashes between guards and inmates at a prison in Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP)

At least 21 people have been injured in a clash between guards and inmates at a prison in Sri Lanka, officials have said.

Soldiers were deployed to control the riot by the prisoners, who started a fire inside the jail in Colombo.

A prison official said the inmates were demanding that the prison chief be removed.

A medical official said one guard and 20 prisoners were taken to hospital.

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