Twenty die in Mexican prison fight near US border

October 15, 2011 23:21


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MEXICO CITY - Violence at a prison in Matamoros, Mexico, a city that borders Brownsville, Texas, killed 20 people and wounded 12 others, authorities said on Saturday.

The violence broke out in the morning after an altercation between two inmates, the government of Tamaulipas state said in a statement.

Guards at the Centro de Ejecucion de Sanciones de Matamoros penitentiary later restored order with the aid of police, the statement added. The Tamaulipas government gave no details of weapons involved or how the victims died.

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