50 persons killed and 90 injured in Venezuela

411689-at-least-50-dead-in-venezuela-prison-riotA minimum of 50 everyone was killed and 90 others wounded on Friday in clashes between prison gangs and guards in a prison in northwest Venezuela, a healthcare facility director stated. Television images demonstrated National Guard troops all around the penitentiary as inmates in bloody clothes were removed from the building. Behind the obstacles, relatives from the criminals, many of them women, anxiously waited for news of the family members, most of them in tears. The majority of persons injured at Uribana prison in Lara condition experienced gunshot wounds, stated a healthcare facility official, Ruy Medina. He called the death toll “alarming,” saying it had been based exclusively on bodies brought towards the hospital. Medina stated the inmates started coming in the hospital shortly before midday, which 14 from the injured had wounds severe enough to want surgery.