16 killed in Guyana prison riot

GMT 21:53 2016 Thursday ,03 March

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A riot at an overcrowded maximum security prison in Guyana Thursday has left 16 inmates dead, prison authorities said.

"It's a crisis situation," Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told AFP.

Inmates set fires at the Georgetown Prison and battled prison guards and police with sticks from broken up beds, police said.

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