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Ecuador: more than 100 dead in a Guayaquil prison in clashes with grenades and beheadings

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Prisoners mutinied in a Guayaquil jail

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A confrontation between rival gangs of the Number 1 Center for the Deprivation of Liberty in Guayaquil, Ecuador, left more than 100 dead and dozens injured.

“The incident would have started due to fights between criminal gangs, in a pavilion of the penitentiary center,” said the National Service for Comprehensive Attention to Adults Deprived of Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI).

The same body confirmed on its Twitter account this Wednesday that the death toll exceeds 100.

What happened led the president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, who moved to Guayaquil, to declare the “state of national exception throughout the prison system.”

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