Guayaquil City officials reported that there were 68 prisoners who died in the riot at a prison in Ecuador and 25 others injured.
Madrid (European Media)-According Guayaquil city officials, the number prisoners killed following a riot at Ecuadorian prisons rose to 68 and that of the injured to 25.
The violence began early in the morning as criminal gangs clashed at the Litoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil’s westernmost part.
According to Ecuadorian newspaper Expreso Pablo Arosemena reported that the conflict lasted 14 hours and was primarily in Hall 2 of Guayas Province.
“Because there was no leader in Hall 2, other PPLs tried to subdue them. That hall housed more than 700 people. The lighting system was destroyed. They not only used weapons and detonated them but also tried to suffocate, burn mattresses, and so on. “Wait,” the governor said.
Police and the National Service for Comprehensive Attention, (SNAI), managed to stop the violence after a rifle as well as ten explosives and two pistols was seized by a special tactical force who broke into the prison.
SNAI confirmed that the series of events took place within the context of confrontation between members from opposing gangs. El Universo also collected this information.
According to the official version of events, another riot took place in the same prison at the end September. 120 prisoners died due to conflicts between drug gangs.