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Brazil: Bodies of 56 killed in Manaus prison riot transported to morgue00:27

Brazil: Bodies of 56 killed in Manaus prison riot transported to morgue

Brazil, Manaus
January 3, 2017 at 03:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

The bodies of 56 people killed during a prison riot were transported to a local morgue from the Anisio Jobim prison complex in Manaus, in the Amazonas state of Brazil on Monday.

During the prison riot, 74 inmates and 12 prison guards were taken hostage, with 56 of the inmates being killed and some of their decapitated bodies thrown over the prison wall. All 12 guards were eventually released alongside several of the other inmate hostages. Up to 100 inmates also escaped the prison complex during the riot, although around 40 have already been recaptured, according to local authorities.

Local authorities believe the violence is caused by a feud between rival gangs, with a local gang known as the North Family believed to be behind the killings of a Sao-Paulo-based gang called the First Capital Command (PCC) in partnership with PCC rivals, the Red Command (CV)

Brazil: Bodies of 56 killed in Manaus prison riot transported to morgue00:27
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The bodies of 56 people killed during a prison riot were transported to a local morgue from the Anisio Jobim prison complex in Manaus, in the Amazonas state of Brazil on Monday.

During the prison riot, 74 inmates and 12 prison guards were taken hostage, with 56 of the inmates being killed and some of their decapitated bodies thrown over the prison wall. All 12 guards were eventually released alongside several of the other inmate hostages. Up to 100 inmates also escaped the prison complex during the riot, although around 40 have already been recaptured, according to local authorities.

Local authorities believe the violence is caused by a feud between rival gangs, with a local gang known as the North Family believed to be behind the killings of a Sao-Paulo-based gang called the First Capital Command (PCC) in partnership with PCC rivals, the Red Command (CV)

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