At least 68 inmates died after clashes in the main jail of the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, “According to preliminary information, around 68 inmates were killed and another 25 wounded,” the Prosecutor’s Office wrote on its Twitter account. opened an investigation for “the violent acts and murders recorded yesterday night (Friday) and early today (Saturday) inside the Litoral Penitentiary, in Guayaquil.”
Pablo Arosemena, governor of the province of Guayas, whose capital is Guayaquil, explained that the clashes began when a group of inmates sought to corner the detainees in Detention Unit 2, who was left without their leader after the Justice released him having served 60% of his sentence.
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“As this Detention Unit was without a ringleader, other Unit, with other gangs, tried to subdue them, enter to carry out a total massacre,” Arosemena said at a press conference, detailing that approximately 700 people are being held in Detention Unit 2.