(ANSA) - TEGUCIGALPA, JUN 18 - Five dead and about forty injured in Honduras are the toll of clashes between prisoners which took place yesterday in the La Tolva prison, in the El Paraíso department. This was reported today by the daily LaTribuna.
Citing sources from the Honduran judiciary, the newspaper indicates that it all began with the explosion of a rudimentary bomb inside the prison facilities at the moment when the inmates' meetings with their families were about to begin.
This aroused the immediate reaction of the two gang members - 'Pandila 18' and 'Salvatrucha MS-13' - who fought for hours with sidearms and firearms.
Large police forces arrived on the scene and managed to regain control of the detention center at the beginning of the afternoon, while the bodies of the five fatal victims, closed in white plastic bags, were placed on the space in front of the prison waiting to be transferred to the prison. morgue of the departmental hospital.
The death toll is not yet final, because the prison officers have not yet explored all the pavilions where the battle took place, and because at least 13 of the defendants are in serious condition. (HANDLE).