Members of the Ecuadorian police are seen next to the body of an inmate on the roof Guayas 1 prison in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Saturday. GUAYAQUIL: Ferocious clashes have left 68 inmates dead in an Ecuador prison, police said Saturday, in the latest unrest at a Guayaquil jail that was the scene of a September riot which killed 119 prisoners. “According to preliminary information, some 68 prisoners were killed and another 25 were wounded,” the Ecuador Prosecutor’s Office wrote on Twitter. The riot began around 7pm Friday (0000 GMT) when prisoners tried to enter a section of the jail, firing gunshots and using explosives, and police moved in to contain the unrest. “These events are the result of a territorial dispute between criminal gangs inside the penitentiary,” Police commander General Tannya Varela said. Varela had earlier told reporters that 58 people were killed. An intervention by police to try and reestablish order “saved lives,” added Pablo Arosemena, governor of the province of Guayas, whose capital city is Guayaquil. Arosemena condemned “the level of savagery, the level of inhumanity” on the part of the inmates who took part in the attack. Police officers in riot gear were seen climbing up the… Read full this story
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