by Reuters Sunday, 15 January 2017
SAO PAULO, Jan 15 (Reuters) – At least 30 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Brazil’s northeastern region that broke out late on Saturday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said.
The person, who requested anonymity because forensic work is under way, said the number of casualties could rise slightly. About a dozen inmates in the Alcaçuz prison located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte have been taken to nearby hospitals, the person said. (Reporting by Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)