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.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.