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At Least 23 Inmates Dead in Clashes with Police at Venezuela Jail

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7Dnews London - AFP

Fri, 24 May 2019 21:14 GMT

At least 23 inmates were killed and 14 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela on Friday, May 24th, an NGO that defends prisoner rights said.

The clashes were sparked by prisoners taking some visitors hostage.

"We can confirm that there are 23 dead detainees and 14 wounded police," Carlos Nieto, director of the Una Ventana a la Libertad NGO, told AFP. 

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