Grenade kills 10 in Venezuela jail

August 31st, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Caracas, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 10 inmates have been killed and 16 wounded when a grenade exploded during a clash in a jail in a Venezuelan city, Spain’s EFE news agency reported Sunday.The explosion occurred Saturday night in the Sabaneta jail at Maracaibo, 700 km west of Caracas, when rival groups fought, prison officials said.

According to one account, 500 inmates were killed and some 1,000 wounded in violent incidents in jails in Venezuela last year.

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