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"We're placing them into bags in parts because when we grab them, they disintegrate," he said
In 2003, a fire broke out after a riot in another prison in northern Honduras, killing 68 people. A scandal ensued when an investigation found that police and prison staff had shot and stabbed inmates in the melee.
The government pledged to improve the crumbling prison system but just a year later more than 100 prisoners were killed in a fire in San Pedro Sula. Survivors of that blaze said guards fired on inmates trying to escape or left them locked up to die.
(Reuters) - A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison in Honduras, killing more than 350 inmates, many of them trapped and screaming inside their cells.
It was one of the world's worst prison fires and was apparently started by one of the inmates late on Tuesday night at the jail in Comayagua, about 75 km (45 miles) north of the capital Tegucigalpa.
By the end of it, 359 people were dead, said Danelia Ferrera, a senior official at the attorney general's office.
Originally posted by ILikeStars
The ONE person with all the keys could not be found???
Someone is getting fired.
The prison was built in the 1940s. And each cell had it's own specific key. And the ONE person with those keys could not be found.
Me thinks someone who was a prison guard yesterday is going to be a prison inmate tomorrow. It's one thing to not do your job right, it is another thing when not doing your job causes hundreds of people to be burned to death or choked to death by hot smoke and lack of oxygen.edit on 15-2-2012 by ILikeStars because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by filosophia
Sounds like a miniature holocaust to me. Justification enough to do away with all prisons worldwide.edit on 15-2-2012 by filosophia because: (no reason given)