Seven inmates killed, 13 security guards taken hostage in gruesome prison riot


A gruesome prison riot recorded at the Xela prison in Cantel, Guatemala, has left no fewer than seven able bodied inmates dead and thirteen security guards taken hostage.

Reports say at least seven people have died, with four beheaded on Wednesday night, May 19 and it is also said that among the security guards taken hostage, some are women.

The deadly riot is still on and the army may be invited as the jail has not been able to gain back “full control”.

According to reports, “there are streams of blood in the road outside the entrance to the jail.”

It is not yet known whether prison guards have been hurt or killed in the riots, but the Guatemalan Interior Minister says at least seven inmates have died from preliminary reports.

According to reports, the riot unfolded between rival gangs in the detention center and was sparked after a prisoner’s partner outside was murdered in a targeted killing.


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