31 inmates killed in northern Mexico prison fight

31 inmates killed in northern Mexico prison fight
# 05 January 2012 04:40 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Authorities says 31 inmates have been killed by fighting in a prison in northern Mexico, APA reports quoting Associated Press.

Tamaulipas state Public Safety Department says the inmates were killed with makeshift knives during a fight Wednesday in a state prison in the Gulf Coast city of Altamira.

The department said in a brief statement that another 13 prisoners were wounded. It says 22 of the inmates killed were serving sentences for state crimes and nine for federal offenses.
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