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Forty-nine dead in Mexico prison riot

  • At least 49 inmates were killed when a fight broke out between rival groups at a prison near Monterrey in Mexico. Media reports quoted Jaime Rodriguez, the governor of Nuevo Leon state, as saying that 12 other people were injured in the fight between prisoners at Topo Chico jail. The prisoners fought with sticks, bats and sharp weapons. The officials said the situation is under control.