Brazil prison riot kills 56

A prison riot in the Brazilian state of Amazonas on Monday left at least 56 people dead.

Sergio Fontes, head of the local public security force, said that the death toll may rise due to the large scale of the riot which occurred on Sunday between rival drug gangs.

He said the situation is under control and authorities are counting prisoners to determine how many escaped. This was the worst prison riot in Brazil in recent years.

Source: VOV5