Mexico prison fight leaves at least 20 dead

By REUTERS
February 19, 2012 19:24

 
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MEXICO CITY - Violence at a prison on the outskirts of Mexico's northern business city Monterrey killed at least 20 people on Sunday, authorities said.

A fight broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning between guards and prisoners, who started a fire by setting mattresses alight, a government spokesman told Mexican television news.

The prison was later secured, the spokesman told television channel Milenio.

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