Ecuador: 13 killed in prison riots
20 July 2022 | 7:07 am
Ecuador's prison agency said 13 inmates had been killed and 2 injured in the latest incident of violence at the Bellavista prison in Santo Domingo. Another such incident at the prison killed 44 in May this year.
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