Ecuador jail riots kill greater than 50 folks
Not less than 50 inmates died in riots at three prisons in Ecuador on Tuesday, police mentioned.
The nationwide police mentioned on Twitter the demise toll stood at “more than 50” prisoners after unrest at amenities within the provinces of Guayas, Azuay and Cotopaxi.
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno, additionally on Twitter, attributed the riots to “criminal organizations” engaged in “simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons.”
The authorities, he mentioned, “are acting to retake control.”
The police didn’t state whether or not order had been restored after the violence broke out at prisons within the port metropolis of Guayaquil within the southwest, and Cuenca and Latacunga within the Andes.