Inmates on roof of Ecuador prison as police officers held hostage inside

Cuenca (Ecuador) (AFP) – Inmates stand on the roof of the Turi prison, in Ecuador’s southern city of Cuenca, as they hold prison guards hostage inside, while police forces gather outside the facilities. One of the country’s most feared gangsters is believed to have escaped from prison on January 7 before an operation at the prison where he was serving his sentence, according to authorities. Following the escape of the head of the Los Choneros drug gang, incidents have been reported in several prisons nationwide. IMAGES


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