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Prison fire in Venezuela

Relatives of inmates held at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison, where a fire occurred in the cells area, in Valencia, Venezuela. 


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Relatives of inmates held at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison, where a fire occurred in the cells area, in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates held at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison, where a fire occurred in the cells area, in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Rioting and a fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station in the central city of Valencia killed 68 people on Wednesday, according to the government and witnesses.

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Rioting and a fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station in the central city of Valencia killed 68 people on Wednesday, according to the government and witnesses. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Rioting and a fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station in the central city of Valencia killed 68 people on Wednesday, according to the government and witnesses. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Men carry the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, at a funeral home in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Men carry the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, at a funeral home in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Men carry the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, at a funeral home in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Families hoping for news outside the police station were dispersed with tear gas and authorities did not give information until late into the evening.

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Families hoping for news outside the police station were dispersed with tear gas and authorities did not give information until late into the evening. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Families hoping for news outside the police station were dispersed with tear gas and authorities did not give information until late into the evening. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Mourners look at the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Mourners look at the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Mourners look at the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A relative of inmates faints outside the prison. 


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A relative of inmates faints outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A relative of inmates faints outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Venezuelan prisons are notoriously overcrowded and filled with weapons and drugs. Riots leaving dozens dead are not uncommon.

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Venezuelan prisons are notoriously overcrowded and filled with weapons and drugs. Riots leaving dozens dead are not uncommon. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuelan prisons are notoriously overcrowded and filled with weapons and drugs. Riots leaving dozens dead are not uncommon. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. 


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Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Many Venezuelan prisons are lawless and have been for decades. Prisoners often openly wield machine guns and grenades, use drugs and leave guards powerless.

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Many Venezuelan prisons are lawless and have been for decades. Prisoners often openly wield machine guns and grenades, use drugs and leave guards powerless. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Many Venezuelan prisons are lawless and have been for decades. Prisoners often openly wield machine guns and grenades, use drugs and leave guards powerless. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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State official Jesus Santander said the state of Carabobo was in mourning after the incident in the city of Valencia.

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State official Jesus Santander said the state of Carabobo was in mourning after the incident in the city of Valencia. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

State official Jesus Santander said the state of Carabobo was in mourning after the incident in the city of Valencia. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Paramedics help a relative of inmates who fainted. 


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Paramedics help a relative of inmates who fainted. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Paramedics help a relative of inmates who fainted. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. 

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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. 


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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A homicide unit arrives. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A homicide unit arrives. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A homicide unit arrives. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. 


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Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. 


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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside. 


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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. 


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Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A police officer stands guard outside the prison. 

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A police officer stands guard outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A police officer stands guard outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Mourners carry the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Mourners carry the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Mourners carry the coffin of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. 

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Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of inmates react as they wait outside the prison. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Relatives of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, react in front of his coffin during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, react in front of his coffin during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Relatives of Javier Rivas, one of the inmates who died during a riot and fire in the cells of the General Command of the Carabobo Police, react in front of his coffin during his funeral in Valencia, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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