Fifty-four killed in violent riot in Uribana jail, west Venezuela
People killed at a Lara state jail include a national guard, two prison bosses known as "prans" and two evangelical pastors. The death toll is likely to increase given the violent events
The number of injured was 88. The armed forces took control of the major hospital in the area in order to monitor access and security of inmates admitted to hospital.
Antonio María Pineda Hospital director Ruy Medina told AFP, "At 8:00 pm (Friday) we had a tentative figure of 90 injured, most of them by gunfire, with a truly alarming figure of at least 50 dead. "
People killed at a Lara state jail include a national guard, two prison bosses, known as "prans," and two evangelical pastors. The death toll is likely to increase given the violent events.
No inspection had been conducted in Uribana prison since 2009.
Around 1.5 million Venezuelans have decided to emigrate in search of a better future for their families. The figure accounts to between 4% and 6% of the overall population. Approximately 88% of these expatriates have made up their mind to emigrate over the last 15 years.