QUICK LINKS

×
  • World
  • Updated: June 28, 2022

49 Killed In Colombia Prison Riot

Latest News

Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

More From this Author

At least 49 people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire during a riot in a prison in the southwestern Colombian city of Tulua.

Aljazeera reports General Tito Castellanos, the head of the national prisons agency on Tuesday saying 49 people died as a result of the riot.

Castellanos said that authorities were investigating the cause of the incident, whether prisoners had lit their mattresses on fire as part of an escape attempt or whether the riot was provoked to cover some other situation.

He said in a statement; “It is a tragic and disastrous event. 30 people were injured and affected by the blaze and the smoke."

Castellanos added that the prison has a total of 1,267 inmates and the cell block where the fire occurred housed 180.

Ivan Duque, the president of Colombia said the incident would be investigated.

“We regret the events in the prison in Tulua, Valle del Cauca. I have given instructions to carry forward investigations that allow us to clarify this terrible situation."

Tags

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

More From this Author

TOP 5 MARKET LOSERS

Index Open Close Change
BUA CEMENT PLC 58.80 52.95 -9.95
CHAMS PLC 0.31 0.28 -9.68
CUTIX PLC 2.25 2.05 -8.89
UNITY BANK PLC 0.46 0.43 -6.52
ACADEMY PRESS PLC 2.13 2.02 -5.16
More Market Data

0 Comment(s)

SPONSORED

See this post in...