Saturday, 18 February 2012

Disaster: Over 300 Inmates Burnt Alive As Fire Swept Through A Prison

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As recently reported, trapped inmates screamed from their cells as a fire swept through a Honduran prison, killing at least 300 inmates, authorities said Wednesday. Lucy Marder, chief of forensic medicine for the procecutor's office, said early wednesday some 356 people on the prison roster are unaccounted for among 852 prisoners.
The majority could be dead, though others could have suffered burns, escaped or survived, she said. The fire broke out Tuesday night at a prison in Comayagua, a town 90 miles (140 kilometers) north of the Central American country's capital. Comayagua fire department spokesman Josua Garcia and he saw "horrific" scene while trying to put out the fire, saying inmates rioted in attempt to escape. He said some hundred prisoners were burnt to death or suffocated in thier cells. Source: Punch Nigeria. This is really sad and my condolence goes to the affected people.

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