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  • At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said.

  • On Monday, first responders rushed to Mahara prison, 10 miles north of the capital Colombo, in attempts to break up the right, which broke out during the night.

  • The violence came as authorities tried to quell the protests over rising coronavirus infections in the country's crowded jails.

  • Inmates have demanded an increase in coronavirus testing and new isolation facilities for infected prisoners.

  • Hundreds of additional police were deployed to help the guards and strengthen security at the prison.

  • Flames were visible from the scene on.

  • A senior police officer was quoted saying that the injuries and fatalities look to be the result of gunshot wounds.

  • The director off the Rig Armor Hospital, Shelton Pereira, where the inmates from the prison were undergoing treatment, warned that most of those being cared for were in a critical condition.

At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said.

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Sri Lanka prison riot leaves at least eight dead

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/02
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