Monday, 25 August 2014

Three Beheaded In Riot At Brazilian Prison


Three prisoners have been beheaded and at least five other people injured in a riot at a Brazilian jail, authorities said. Inmates took several prisoners hostage during the riot, decapitating at least three and throwing others off the roof. They also took prison officers hostage, burned furniture and smashed rooms up with metal poles. Police Captain Ricardo Pinto said the riot at the prison in the southern city of Cascavel was ongoing amid negotiations over better conditions. The revolt at the 928 bed jail began before sunrise on Sunday when a prison guard was captured during breakfast, Captain Pinto said.Dozens of the prisoners climbed onto the building's rooftop, with their faces covered with white fabric.