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At least 67 dead in blood-soaked prison riots after power dispute between gangs


The Daily Star's FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inboxAt least 67 inmates have been killed in prison riots across Ecuador.In a tweet, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said gangs had carried out “simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons in the country”.According to authorities, riots erupted in prisons in the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga.Local media reports that both guns and knives were used by inmates during the bloody riots.The violence was said to have broken out over a power dispute between criminal gangs, according to local media."Criminal organisations carry out acts of simultaneous violence in several prisons in the country," President Lenín Moreno wrote in a.

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