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20 dead in fight at Mexico prison

Fighting among inmates at a prison in the Mexican border city of Matamoros left 20 prisoners dead and 12 injured before law enforcement officials could restore order, officials said..

The Tamaulipas state public security department said the fight in prison apparently started with a dispute between two inmates and others joined the Saturday morning brawling.

A security department statement said officials were notifying the families of those killed and injured and sending the bodies for post-mortems and investigation.

The violence comes as Mexican prison conditions have been under increased scrutiny.

In July, a riot in a prison in the border city of Juarez killed 17 inmates.


From Belfast Telegraph