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More than 50 dead and dozens injured in prison riots in Ecuador

Officials mentioned gun and knife battles between rival gangs erupted on Monday evening in three completely different prisons in the nation.

Prisons in Ecuador had been on excessive alert after extra than 50 individuals had been killed and dozens of others injured in three prison riots, police mentioned on Tuesday.

According to authorities, riots erupted in prisons situated in three cities Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga. The violence was attributable to disputes between rival gangs contained in the prisons, officers mentioned. Local media reported that prisoners had been killed utilizing weapons and knives.

Police General Commander (*50*) Carrillo mentioned on Twitter on Tuesday that extra safety forces had been despatched to the prison to regain management. Carrillo mentioned the riots concerned high-security prisoners.

“All the prisons at the moment have restriction and controls in place,” Carrillo wrote.

Translation: Given the occasions that occurred immediately in Guayas, Azuay and Cotopaxi @PoliciaEcuador is managing the management of them. At the second there are studies of extra than 50 dead. We will proceed to tell …

The riots reportedly erupted on Monday evening, after prisoners took prison guards hostage.

Local media reported that a number of ambulances had been seen leaving the jails, and that as news of the riots was made public, dozens of prisoners’ family gathered outdoors the prisons to get extra info on what was taking place.

Images and movies circulating on social media confirmed inmates gathered on a prison rooftop with law enforcement officials on bikes and in patrol vehicles surrounding the prison.

In a tweet, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno mentioned gangs had carried out “simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons in the country,” and that in coordination with the Minister of Government, (*50*) Pazmino Castillo, police had been working to regain management of prisons.

Translation: Criminal organizations carried out acts of simultaneous violence in a number of prisons in the nation. The @PoliciaEcuador in coordination with the Minister of Government,@ppazminoec, are working to regain management of prisons in Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga.

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