Venezuela jail drug overdose: 35 prisoners dead, 20 critical

  • The death toll in the Venezuela prison drug overdose case is now 35, and at least 20 more prisoners are said to be very ill.

    The inmates of Uribana jail near Barquisimeto in north-western Venezuela had stormed the prison infirmary and overdosed on its contents.

    Around 100 prisoners are being treated for poisoning after they consumed a cocktail of medicines, reports said.

    They were protesting the prevailing conditions in the jail. The inmates’ families have, however, accused jail officials of poisoning the prisoners.



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