A fight between rival gangs in a prison in Mexico has left six inmates dead and at least nine injured, officials say.
The fight broke out on Tuesday afternoon local time in a jail in the city of Villahermosa in Tabasco state.
Guards said rival groups armed with home-made weapons were fighting for control of the prison.
The prison has been the site of deadly fights in the past. In February, two inmates classed as “high risk” were killed in a confrontation.
Guards said Tuesday’s fight broke out in the prison courtyard when members of rival groups attacked each other with sticks and knives.
Riot police were deployed to the jail and local media report that almost 80 officers entered the prison to re-establish control.
Prison fights are not unusual in Mexico. According to the National Human Rights Commission, there were almost 1,000 fights in state jails in 2020.
There have also been a number of high-profile prison breaks, including those of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who managed to escape from two maximum-security jails before being extradited to the United States.
more recommended stories
American firefighter celebrating his wedding anniversary found dead in Cancun
An investigation is underway into how Arlington.
AMLO calls Cuba an ‘example’
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said.
Alert for “invasion” of snakes during the rainy season in Yucatan
MÉRIDA, Yucatán, (July 24, 2021).- Snakes are.
Man who set himself on fire downtown Mérida finally died
MÉRIDA, Yucatán, (July 24, 2021).- On.
You left as a hero who loved his job: girlfriend of the murdered cop
Mérida, Yucatán, (July 24, 2021).- Alejandra.
The Mérida City Council, an important ally to attract investment to Mérida
Mérida, Yucatán, (July 24, 2021).- Mayor.
So far this year, Yucatan has already exceeded the figure of total Covid infections registered in 2020
Mérida, Yucatán, (July 24, 2021).- In.
Three palapas mysteriously set on fire in Cancun´s Playa Langosta
Cancun, Quintana Roo, (July 24, 2021).-.
President of Spain claims to have an extraordinary relationship with López Obrador
July 24, 2021, (FORBES) .- The.
According to the NGO; At least 15 Mexico states are on red alert due to organized crime
MEXICO, July 24, 2021, (FORBES).- At.