Six dead after prison riot in western Guatemala

Six dead after prison riot in western Guatemala
# 20 May 2021 06:52 (UTC +04:00)

Six people were killed in a prison in western Guatemala after a riot broke out at the facility on Wednesday, authorities said in a statement, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The victims were found decapitated on a patio in the overcrowded prison in the town of Cantel in the state of Quetzaltenango, the police statement said.

A police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the killings were part of a confrontation between a gang and drug traffickers.

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