CARACAS, Saturday January 26, 2013 | Update
PRISONS | Nineteen inmates underwent surgery

Medical sources: 61 killed and 120 injured in prison riot in Venezuela

The director of the Central Hospital of Barquisimeto, Ruy Medina, on Saturday confirmed to Spanish news agency Efe the new death toll of the violent events recorded in a Venezuelan jail following an inspection by authorities

The events that occurred at Uribana jail are among the most tragic incidents recorded ever in Venezuelan prisons (Photo: Pausides Torrealba / Efe)
Saturday January 26, 2013  07:42 PM
The death toll jumped to 61 in Uribana prison, Lara state, northwest Venezuela, after a riot that occurred during an inspection conducted by authorities on Friday, while the number of injured amounted to 120, according to medical sources, Efe reported.

Ruy Medina, the director of the "Antonio María Pineda" Central Hospital of Barquisimeto, confirmed on Saturday the new numbers to Efe. He added that 19 of the inmates who were injured underwent surgery.

Prison Affairs Minister Iris Valera announced Saturday afternoon that Uribana jail will be evicted totally, with inmates transferred to other prisons in the country.

Relatives of inmates described as slaughter the events recorded on Friday and blamed the violence directly on Minister Varela.
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