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At minimum fifty one prisoners died following a fireplace commenced throughout a jail riot in the southwestern Colombian town of Tulua, the head of the countrywide prisons company explained on Tuesday, one particular of the worst incidents of current jail violence in the nation.

“It is a tragic and disastrous party,” Basic Tito Castellanos, director of the INPEC jail company, informed nearby Caracol Radio early on Tuesday.

“There was a circumstance, seemingly a riot, the prisoners lit some mattresses and a conflagration transpired.”

Castellanos afterwards verified a dying toll of fifty one persons – at minimum forty nine who died in the jail and two who died following currently being taken to healthcare facility.

“Unfortunately the the greater part of the useless died simply because of smoke inhalation,” he informed Caracol. “We have two (hurt persons) who have been despatched to Cali. Correct now their analysis is with the physicians and we anticipate a report.”

20-4 persons are currently being dealt with in healthcare facility and the fireplace was place out by nearby firefighters, Castellanos extra. The jail has a complete of 1,267 inmates and the mobile block the place the fireplace transpired homes a hundred and eighty.

In Colombia, as in several Latin American nations, prisons are extremely overcrowded.

Colombia’s jails have a potential for eighty one,000 inmates but presently property about ninety seven,000, in accordance to formal figures.

“We regret the gatherings that transpired in the jail in Tulua, Valle del Cauca,” Outgoing President Ivan Duque explained in a submit on Twitter.

“I have supplied guidelines to explain this awful circumstance. My solidarity is with the people of the victims.”

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