Colombian prison riot over coronavirus fears kills 23

More than 80 inmates were injured as they protested against sanitary conditions in the jail
Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA prison riot in Colombia’s capital Bogotá left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, the country’s justice minister said on Sunday, as detainees protested sanitary conditions amid the global outbreak of coronavirus.
Thirty-two injured prisoners had been hospitalised, justice minister Margarita Cabello Blanco said in a video, while seven prison guards were also injured. Two guards are in a critical condition.
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More than 80 inmates were injured as they protested against sanitary conditions in the jail

A prison riot in Colombia’s capital Bogotá left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, the country’s justice minister said on Sunday, as detainees protested sanitary conditions amid the global outbreak of coronavirus.

Thirty-two injured prisoners had been hospitalised, justice minister Margarita Cabello Blanco said in a video, while seven prison guards were also injured. Two guards are in a critical condition.

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