Inmates at a prison in northern Brazil beheaded or burnt to death at least 13 rivals in clashes Sunday.
The clashes, which left a total of 25 people dead, began when one faction at the Agricola de Monte Cristo prison in Boa Vista in Roraima state stormed a wing holding rival inmates.
The prisoners had knives and wooden clubs on them during the attack, an inmate’s wife present at the prison told Brazilian news site G1, which sourced local police for its information on the clash, AFP news agency reported.
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Battles between rival factions in Boa Vista prison end in bloodshed with at least 25 people killed.