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Fire Engulfs Chilean Prison Injuring Inmates

  • Aired: 1/13/2013
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At least 24 inmates of a Chilean jail were injured after the Quillota prison northwest of Santiago was engulfed in flames following a prison riot there. The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Tuesday (August 13) and quickly spread, badly damaging the facility and putting inmates and prison workers at risk, according to police. Family members of some of the prisoners quickly gathered outside the prison walls demanding authorities open the doors and protect those inside.

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