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At least 41 people are killed in a brawl in a women’s prison in Honduras


06/20/2023

Updated at 10:23 p.m.

A police source said that clashes between gang members left at least 41 people dead on Tuesday in a women’s prison near the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa.

“Forty-one deaths have been reported, tentatively,” in a fight that was recorded in Women’s Center for Social Adaptation Police spokesman Edgardo Barahona told AFP, located 25 kilometers north of the capital (Sivas).

On the other hand, a spokesman for the public prosecution, Yuri Mura, reported that five teams from Forensic Medicine to the women’s prison. “We can’t talk about an exact number, but there is something about it 25 charred bodiesIn the words of the Honduran newspaper El Heraldo.

Local media reported that there was an atmosphere of “terror” and “chaos” in the place, due to pictures of the piled-up and charred corpses that were leaked and spread on social media.

It is alleged that the quarrel broke out between Captives of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Gang 18. According to preliminary information, an unknown group of female gang members locked up their rivals and set fire to several units of the prison.

the Honduran Deputy Minister of Security, Julisa Villanueva, And he had announced that the security forces had intervened in the prison: “We will not tolerate acts of vandalism or irregularities in this prison. Authorized immediate intervention accompanied Firefighter,National Police And the army. “The state of emergency has been declared,” he said on his official Twitter page.


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