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Nine inmates killed, several escape from Brazil prison on New Year's day

  • Nine people were killed in a riot which was a result of decapitation of a fellow prisoner. It was reported the riot was fueled due to the clash between the prisoners. Several inmates managed to escape from the prison. Attackers set the mattresses on fire inside the prison. Firefighters controlled the fire. Media reports quoted the Brazilian police as saying that they have taken control of the situation.