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Police fight for control of Ecuador prison after massacre leaves 116 inmates dead

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some 400 Ecuadorian police were battling Thursday (30) for control of a prison in the port of Guayaquil where a riot left at least 116 inmates dead, six of them decapitated, in one of the worst prison massacres in Latin American history.

On Tuesday, the riot began when inmates from rival gangs with links to Mexican drug trafficking clashed with firearms.

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The toll so far is 116 dead and 80 wounded, reported President Guillermo Lasso . . .

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