25 dead in Brazilian cell

World October 17, 2016 05:42

- In a Brazilian prison at least 25 people were killed Sunday, after fighting had broken out between rival groups.

Seven prisoners were reportedly beheaded and six prisoners burned during the riots in the detention center in the northern city of Boa Vista. The fighting broke out during visiting hours.

Local media reported that hundreds of people were temporarily held hostage. After the intervention of special forces, the hostages were freed.

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