At least 16 killed in Honduras jail in more prison unrest.


At least 16 prisoners have been killed during a fight between armed gangs of inmates in a jail in Honduras, officials said, the second outbreak of violence to hit the country's prison system in the past few days. The deaths on Sunday took place in Honduras's El Porvenir penitentiary, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) east of the capital Tegucigalpa, and followed a fight between gangs at a prison in the northern port city of Tela in which 18 inmates were killed. Unrest in the Central American country's overcrowded jails is common as street gangs known as maras compete for control of the institutions.

Nearly 22,000 people are imprisoned in Honduras's 27 prisons. Last week, the government declared a state of...

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