Ecuador’s prison became a ‘graveyard’, with corpses everywhere

Quito: Sixty-eight people have been killed in violent riots in Ecuador’s prisons.

At least 68 people have been killed and several others injured in violent riots at a prison in the coastal city of Guayaquil, one of Ecuador’s most notorious prisons, according to media reports.

Clashes between armed prisoners belonging to opposing groups have reportedly resulted in the use of guns, knives and explosives by both groups, leading to large-scale casualties.

Ecuador’s prison system is so bad that it has become a battleground because of the conflict.

Also read: Ecuador: Bloody clash between two groups in prison, 100 killed

This is the latest in a series of deadly prison clashes in the Central American state, with 119 people killed in prison riots in September this year.

The second major reason is the overcrowding and overcrowding in Ecuador’s prisons, which is the latest in a series of clashes.

It should be noted that in the wake of clashes and riots in Ecuador’s prisons, President Guillermo Lasso issued a decree in July declaring a state of emergency in the prison system.


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