Riot in Colombia prison leaves 23 dead: government

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BOGOTA, March 22, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – A riot in a prison in the Colombian
capital Bogota has left 23 inmates dead and 90 wounded, Justice Minister
Margarita Cabello announced Sunday.

The riot was triggered by an attempted mass breakout overnight from La
Modelo prison, Cabello said.

Riots occurred “in several penitentiary centers in the country,” Cabello
said in a statement. “The result of the attempted escape in the Modelo was 23
inmates dead.”