Three days after no fewer than 33 Brazilian inmates lost their lives following a prison riot in the Amazon region of Brazil, four other inmates were declared dead in fresh prison riots at the Desembargador Raimundo Vidal Pessoa jail in the centre of the jungle city of Manaus.
The incident adds to the chaos in the country’s penitentiary system that has killed nearly 100 inmates in the past week in a brutal gang war.
According to a statement from the government penitentiary agency in Amazonas state, where the facility is located, three of the dead were beheaded while one was strangled to death.
However, the government did not give a motive for the killings and it was not yet known if drug gangs were involved in this latest killings.
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