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13 dead in prison riot in northern Mexico

AP  |  Mexico City 

A security official in the state of Nuevo Leon in northern says 13 inmates have died in a which authorities ended with lethal force.

Spokesman Aldo Fasci says the occurred at the state in Cadereyta, adding that the death toll could climb because eight people are in critical condition.

All afternoon yesterday, desperate families battled with authorities outside the gates, demanding information about their relatives inside.

Several hours of attempted negotiations failed and police using non-lethal force were unable to quell the

So authorities decided at around 5 pm local time to use lethal force to protect the lives of the guards and the prisoners, Fasci told a conference.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 09:22 IST