AT LEAST 29 DEAD IN BOLIVIA PRISON VIOLENCE: OFFICIAL

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LA PAZ, La Paz: At least 29 people were killed and about 50 others wounded Friday at a prison in eastern Bolivia as clashes between rival gangs ended in a huge fire, officials said. One of the dead was a child living with incarcerated parents in the maximum-security Palmasola prison in the eastern city of Santa Cruz—a facility that houses about 5,000 inmates. “The latest information we have is that the number of dead is already at 29. Of those hospitalized, 35 of them have very serious injuries,” prisons director Ramiro Llanos said.

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