Just In: At least 68 Inmates Dead in Prison Gun Battle Between Rival Gangs
A prolonged gun battle between rival gangs inside Ecuador’s largest prison early Saturday left at least 68 inmates dead in the latest violence to hit the Litoral Penitentiary, which recently saw the country’s worst prison bloodbath.
The fighting lasted for almost eight hours in the coastal city of Guayaquil. Authorities attributed the fighting to prison gangs linked to international drug cartels.
Videos circulating on social media showed bodies, some burned, lying on the ground inside the prison.