At least 116 dead in Ecuador prison gang clash, some beheaded

Published Sep 30 2021 at 2:07 AM GMT
  • Ecuador’s president declared the prison system under emergency for the second time since he took power in May after gang violence at a Guayaquil penitentiary claimed the lives of at least 116 people, in one of the bloodiest jail riots in the history of Latin America.
  • President Guillermo Lasso travelled to Guayaquil to discuss the security situation.
  • The president previously declared a prison emergency in July when a riot left 18 dead.
  • The riot that took place on Tuesday at the Penitenciaria del….



  • Published Sep 30, 2021 2:07 AM GMT