This Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1:00 AM, there was a riot in a prison in Colombia. Photo: Internet

Prison inmates Tulua The cause of a fire that has left so far, 51 dead And 24 people including two inpac guards were injured. 49 of them died during the tragedy and two died in hospital.

According to Tito Castellanos, director of Inpec, this Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Riot in that prison. The prisoners set fire to the mattress and a fire broke out.

Most (death) breathing (…) Preliminary information says that there was a fight between them (two prisoners). The two, deprived of their freedom, were attacking each other and possibly stabbing each other, ”Castellanos assured.

Fire in the mandapa 6

He added that the CTI is investigating what happened in the jail and is moving ahead with the process of making relevant comparisons to identify the victims.

Situation It happened andPavilion No. 8. According to reports, the fire started because the inmates burned the mattress to prevent the guards from stopping the riot.

“There were 160 people deprived of liberty at Pavilion No. 8 and among the convicts of moderate security level,” confirmed Castellanos.

“There was a call about a possible riot at about 1:20 in the morning. (…) It was verified that it was a burn Lots of mattressesAnd so far about 50 people have been transferred to care centers, “Inpec reported

Some of the injured have already been admitted to the hospital for treatment. Inpec, national police and firefighters participated in the difficult situation.

Case like March 2020

This is exactly what happened La Modello Prison, In Bogot, on the night of March 21, 2020, 24 detainees were killed and more than 100 were injured in protests by prisoners for security measures against Covid-19.

Since Monday night, a confusing situation has been created inside the Tulua medium-security prison.

But on Tuesday at 1:00 a.m. in that prison, which is located in Carrera 29 along with Cale 14 in Vale Municipality, a hubb and some sirens could be heard in the prison.

Then from outside the residents of the sector saw fire and smoke in the jail. The first versions mention a battle and some prisoners set fire to the mattress. But the fire got out of control and the mandapa was covered with pens.

Volunteer firefighters were alerted to the situation and four units were deployed to deal with the emergency. Four more rescuers and an ambulance were then requested to arrive.

President’s speech

For his part, President Evan Duke has apologized for what happened in that prison and Wanted to investigate It is important to clarify what happened.

“We regret the incident at Tulua Prison, Valle del Coca. I am in contact with @DInpec, General Tito Castellanos and I have directed an investigation to clarify this horrific situation. My solidarity with the families of the victims,” ​​the president said.

The attorney general’s office added that a special commission of that entity was traveling to Tulua to take part in the fire crisis.

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