10 killed in Chile prison blaze

April 27th, 2009 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS  

Santiago, April 27 (EFE) At least 10 people have died in a massive fire at a prison in Chile, officials said.
The incident took place in the Colina II prison Sunday, some 35 km north of Santiago.

The police said the fire broke out after a stove was knocked over during a brawl between two groups of inmates. Several inmates were also injured in the incident.

The prison houses about 3,000 inmates.

Firefighters rushed to the prison after the incident.

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