Venezuela: Police Station Blaze Leaves At Least 68 People Dead

Published March 29th, 2018 - 07:39 GMT
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Rioting and a fire in a police station in northern Venezuela, Wednesday night, have left at least 68 people dead, the country’s chief prosecutor said early Thursday.

Venezuela Attorney General Tarek William Saab said on his official Twitter account preliminary inquiries found 66 men and two women were killed in a fire at Police Headquarters in the city of Valencia of the Carabobo state.

Saab said four special prosecutors have been appointed to investigate the incident.

The blaze was reportedly sparked after prisoners set their beds on fire in an attempt to break out of jail.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

 


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