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The riot was triggered when local media broadcast news that soldiers had been sent to Uribana prison in Barquisimeto to search for weapons....
The director of Barquisimeto hospital, put the death toll at 54, Venezuela's Clarin newspaper reported.
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles blamed the violence on "incompetent and irresponsible government"....
Sarah Grainger in Caracas says it appears that prisoners who had heard about the search in advance from news reports were waiting for the National Guard
Originally posted by zonetripper2065
reply to post by Superhans
In those kind of prisons there arent guards on the inside. They are outside to make so no one gets out.