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Two dead in Philippines prison riot


A riot at an overcrowded prison in the Philippines that killed two inmates and injured at least 10 others has been attributed by officials to an overturned bucket of water, APA reports quoting BBC.

 

Authorities in charge of the Quezon City jail outside Manila said the spill led to a fight between two gangs.

 

It soon escalated into a battle fought with rocks and chairs.

 

The prison holds more than 3,400 inmates in a space built for 800 - a result of the country's war on drugs.

 

Officials say the violence began when members of one gang were rushing to carry a prisoner to the prison's health clinic while he was suffering a seizure.

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