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4 die in Brazilian jail rioting for better facilities

By Agence France-Presse in Brasilia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-26 06:54:57

Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials said on Sunday.

Negotiations to resolve the standoff were to resume on Monday, with 60 percent of the jail still under inmate control overnight, said Elson Faxina, a state judicial spokesman.

Officials have cut water and electricity to the enclosure, Faxina added, saying police officers were guarding the prison to stop the riot from spreading.

4 die in Brazilian jail rioting for better facilities

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