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At least 21 killed in Ecuador prison riots

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At least 21 prisoners have been killed in riots in two Ecuadorian prisons.

The clashes took place on Thursday, July 22. Another 80 people were injured in that incident.

According to the administration, the riots took place in two main prisons in the city of Guayaquil. Conflicts between the two groups centered on drug trafficking and prison control.

In addition to arson, the prisoners attacked with sharp weapons. Many prisoners escaped through the violence. Police were able to arrest 65 of them.

Earlier, in February this year, at least 80 people were killed in a prison riot in the country.

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