An atrocity has taken place in the prison of Honduras in America. 50 km northwest of the capital city of Tegucigalpa. A gruesome massacre broke out on Tuesday (June 20) at a women’s prison in Tamara, far away. Clashes between two gangs..
Honduras: An atrocity has taken place in the prison of Honduras in America. 50 km northwest of the capital city of Tegucigalpa. A gruesome massacre broke out on Tuesday (June 20) at a women’s prison in Tamara, far away. Clashes broke out between the two gangs. 46 women prisoners died in this incident. The atrocity took place when members of the Barrio 18 gang opened fire in the prison. In this incident, the assailants locked the fleeing prisoners in the cell and set them on fire. As a result, many prisoners were burnt alive. Around 26 prisoners died in the firing.. the rest were burnt alive. Yuri Mora, a spokesman for Honduras’ national police investigative agency, told the media that the cells containing the prisoners were locked before the attack and then opened fire. The atrocity appears to have taken place after a fight broke out between members of rival gangs Barrio 18 and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) in a prison in Honduras. Julissa Villanueva, head of the country’s prison system, suggested that the riots were sparked by recent efforts by authorities to crack down on illegal activities in prisons.
Burning prisoners alive
He said that those who were escaping from the cell were dragged and locked inside the cell and set on fire. It is said that they were burnt alive. Those injured in the incident were taken to Tegucigalpa Hospital. Among them, five female prisoners died while undergoing treatment. With this, the death toll has reached 46. He said that seven others are being treated in the hospital with knife injuries. After this horrific incident, the government released a video of the jail. In these video clips, guns, machetes and other lethal weapons are lying inside the jail. It is remarkable that none of the prison guards were injured in this incident.
The violence that has been raging since 2017
Honduran President Xiomara Castro responded to the death of female prisoners. He said that he was shocked and strict action will be taken against the accused. After this incident, the relatives of the prisoners in the jail reached the jail in large numbers and inquired about their welfare. The jail authorities expressed anger as the details of the dead prisoners were not released. Since 2017, there have been frequent riots in women’s detention centers in this region. 41 girls died in a fire at a girls’ shelter in Guatemala. In 2012, another prison in Honduras burned 361 inmates alive in a fire.
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