Riot Breaks Out at Matamoros Jail

POSTED: Friday, January 23, 2009 - 2:42pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am

In Matamoros a prison riot left two people dead this morning.

The Mexican military had to respond to help to get a riot under control and reporters at the scene say the prisoners used sharp weapons in the riot leaving up to 35 people hurt.

One prisoner died inside the jail and the other died as emergency crews took him to the hospital. Several more are suffering serious injuries and we're told the fight between prisoners started just after 8 am.

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