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52 people confirmed dead after worst prison riot Mexico has seen in years




View of the Female Penitentiary in Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico on November 24, 2011. As drug gangs multiply, women become more visible in the business, being used as "mules" to transport drugs under threat or for money, also as money launderers or assassins, and some have been beheaded. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

52 people have been confirmed dead after a massive riot in the Mexican prison Monterrey.

The riot is one of the worst that a Mexican prison has seen in years.

The ongoing rivalry between drug cartels led to a huge dispute last night which resulted in a fire and tens of people being killed.

The brawl broke out after a dispute between two leaders of rival groups.

Prisoners used bats, blades, sticks and other weapons and also set fire to a room.

Ambulances were on the scene and family members flocked outside the prison gates urging for information about their loved ones.

The inmates bodies are yet to be identified. All the deaths were male.

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