Chile prison fire kills 81 inmates

A fire broke out at a prison in the Chilean capital early on Wednesday, killing 81 inmates and injuring many more, including a firefighter, prison officials said, in the worst-ever accident in the country's jail system.


"We are trying to identify the 81 dead inmates now," said a spokesman for the state prison system. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire. Television reports said as many as 19 people were injured. (Reuters)



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