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France: Rioting inmates start fire at French prison

France, Vivonne
September 12, 2016 at 21:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Inmates attacked a prison officer, stole his keys to release the other prisoners and started a fire at a prison in the French commune of Vivonne on Monday. A prison spokesperson described the situation as a “riot.”

Smoke could be seen rising over the building where 180 inmates are housed. All staff members managed to leave the building. Firefighters, police units and an ambulance arrived along with a helicopter which landed close to the prison building.

Mandatory credits: La Nouvelle Republique, Centre Presse 86 @NRCP_POITIERS

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Mandatory credits: La Nouvelle Republique, Centre Presse 86 @NRCP_POITIERS

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Inmates attacked a prison officer, stole his keys to release the other prisoners and started a fire at a prison in the French commune of Vivonne on Monday. A prison spokesperson described the situation as a “riot.”

Smoke could be seen rising over the building where 180 inmates are housed. All staff members managed to leave the building. Firefighters, police units and an ambulance arrived along with a helicopter which landed close to the prison building.

Mandatory credits: La Nouvelle Republique, Centre Presse 86 @NRCP_POITIERS

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