At least 80 inmates have been killed during a riot at a prison in Brazil’s rainforest city of Manaus – sparked because of a lack of water, it has been reported.
The uprising at the Anisio Jobin Penitentiary began yesterday afternoon during visiting hours when a number of prisoners are reported to have escaped.
The bloodbath is now being blamed on rivalry between the city’s two main gangs, Family of the North (FDN) and the First Command of the Capital (PCC), Brazil’s largest criminal organisation.
Rioters have reportedly thrown many bodies out of the windows of the jail, while at least six victims had their heads decapitated, according to reports.
SOURCE: MIRROR NEWS UK