UPDATE 4-Death toll in Brazil prison massacre rises to 57 with over a dozen decapitated

UPDATE 4-Death toll in Brazil prison massacre rises to 57 with over a dozen decapitatedSAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29 (Reuters) – A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil’s government struggles to control the country’s overcrowded jails. Prisoners belonging to the Comando Classe A gang set fire to a cell containing inmates from the rival Comando Vermelho, or Red Command, gang, Para’s state government said in a statement. Videos circulating online showed inmates at the prison celebrating as they kicked decapitated heads across the floor.



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