Lebanon jail stormed to end riot, 2 inmates die

By REUTERS
April 6, 2011 13:11

 
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BEIRUT - Two inmates at Lebanon's largest prison died early on Wednesday when security forces stormed the complex to end a four-day riot by prisoners protesting against overcrowding, security sources said.

One inmate was killed when a percussion bomb exploded near him as he tried to throw it at security forces, the National News Agency said. Another inmate apparently died from a heart attack, the agency said.

Security sources confirmed two inmates had died. Nine inmates and four policemen were wounded.

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