Fire tears through Chile prison

At least 81 inmates killed after a fire gutted an overcrowded prison in Santiago.

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    A fire in a prison in Chile has killed at least 81 inmates.

    The blaze was reported to have been started on Wednesday during a riot by prisoners upset over housing conditions.

    Television viewers across the country could hear inmates screaming as one prisoner used a mobile phone to call the state network for help.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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