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At least 28 killed in Mexico prison fight

Acapulco: At least 28 prisoners were killed on Thursday in a brutal fight which broke out in a prison in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco. It is the biggest city in Guerrero and considered one of the Mexico’s most lawless states and the centre of opium poppy production.

As per a report by TOI, Guerrero state security official Roberto Alvarez told reporters that the fight broke out between rival gangs in the maximum-security wing of the prison. Twenty-eight prisoners were killed and three people were injured, he said.

Dead bodies were found in the prison’s compound, inside and outside the kitchen, as well as the area for conjugal visits by authorities, he said. A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told that four of the dead were beheaded.

The prison was close to 30 percent over capacity. It was built for 1,624 inmates but had 1,951 men and 110 women behind its walls, he added.