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    Honduras prison fire is world's deadliest

    The prisoners who died in the Honduran prison fire had been locked inside an overcrowded penitentiary where most inmates had never been charged, let alone convicted, according to an internal Honduran government report obtained by The Associated Press.

    More than half of the 856 inmates of the Comayagua farm prison north of the Central American country's capital were either awaiting trial or being held as suspected gang members, according to a report sent by the Honduran government this month to the United Nations.

    A fire that witnesses said was started by an inmate tore through the prison Tuesday night, burning and suffocating screaming men in their locked cells as rescuers desperately searched for keys. The death toll was at 355 Thursday afternoon, according to attorney general's spokesman Melvin Duarte, making it the world's deadliest prison fire in a century.

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    Re: Honduras prison fire is world's deadliest

    Sad indeed,I am wondering if they make their prisons out of wood or what.

    The prisons I have seen on the inside of have very little if anything that will burn.

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    Re: Honduras prison fire is world's deadliest

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    The prisoners who died in the Honduran prison fire had been locked inside an overcrowded penitentiary where most inmates had never been charged, let alone convicted, according to an internal Honduran government report obtained by The Associated Press.

    More than half of the 856 inmates of the Comayagua farm prison north of the Central American country's capital were either awaiting trial or being held as suspected gang members, according to a report sent by the Honduran government this month to the United Nations.

    A fire that witnesses said was started by an inmate tore through the prison Tuesday night, burning and suffocating screaming men in their locked cells as rescuers desperately searched for keys. The death toll was at 355 Thursday afternoon, according to attorney general's spokesman Melvin Duarte, making it the world's deadliest prison fire in a century.

    Honduras prison fire is world's deadliest - World - CBC News
    This is just horrendous. What a horrible fate. One just can't imagine...
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