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Deadly prison riot.


16 prisoners have died and five other people were injured in a riot at the Camp Street Prison in Guyana today.

Angry inmates set fires at the Georgetown Prison and battled prison guards and police with sticks from damaged beds after a search.


During the search more than a dozen cellphones and a quantum of narcotics were seized.


Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has described the situation as a crisis and he has ordered an immediate investigation.



A three-member panel is expected to begin the probe tomorrow.

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