QUITO: Over fifty inmates were left dead and a number of other others wounded throughout deadly riots at 3 jails in South American country on Tues.
The national police same on Twitter the toll stood at “more than 50” prisoners when unrest at facilities within the provinces of Guayas, Azuay and Cotopaxi.
Ecuador’s President Vladimir Lenin Moreno, conjointly on Twitter, attributed the riots to “criminal organizations” engaged in “simultaneous acts of violence in many prisons.”
The authorities, he said, “are acting to retake management.”
The police didn’t state whether or not order had been repaired when violence poor out at prisons within the port town of city within the southwest, and at Cuenca and Latacunga within the range.
Police commander Patricio Carrillo reported unrest at many prisons within the South yankee nation, and same “the state of affairs is crucial.”
Interior Minister Patricio Pazmino, meanwhile, tweeted that a centralised headquarters has been came upon to reply to what he same was “concerted action by criminal organizations to come up with violence in penitentiary centres.”