Death toll in Mex­ico prison riot rises to 16

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - WORLD NEWS -

MEX­ICO CITY — The death toll in a prison riot in north­ern Mex­ico has risen to 16 with the death of three more in­mates. The govern­ment of the north­ern bor­der state of Nuevo Leon ear­lier said 13 prison­ers died in the riot, which po­lice put down with gun­fire. The govern­ment said Wed­nes­day three more died of their wounds. Tues­day’s riot saw in­mates take guards hostage, beat them and threaten to throw them off the roof of the state prison in Cadereyta. Spokesman Aldo Fasci said sev­eral hours of at­tempted ne­go­ti­a­tions failed and po­lice were un­able to quell the riot with non-lethal force.

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