Clashes between prisoners in Brazil jail leave 15 dead


At least 15 people have been killed after violent clashes erupted in a prison in the Brazilian state of Amazonas on Sunday.

Officials said clashes broke out around 1500 GMT during visiting hours at the facility.

An investigation into the incident is currently underway, with officials adding that "there had never been deaths during the visits".

Senior officials said their speedy reaction helped reduce the fatalities. 

In 2017, the prison was the scene of an inmate uprising that ended with 56 dead.

More from International News

On Virgin Radio today

  • The Kris Fade Show

    6:00am - 10:00am

    Kris, Priti and Rossi host the UAE's biggest radio show. It's full of fun, laughs and it's Where The Stars Live.

  • Virgin Radio's Ad Free 104

    10:00am - Noon

    Eddie is sending out the commercials and playing 104 minutes of non-stop hits.

Trending on Virgin Radio

  • ARN News Centre

    Get the latest UAE and world news from our award winning team of journalists. The ARN News Centre is the country's most trusted source of information.

  • Ed Sheeran - UAE EXCLUSIVE

    Latest album, what happened with BTS, raising a baby girl, eye surgery, and more!

  • Middle East Hot 30

    Every weekend Kris Fade plays the biggest tracks in the Middle East. Check out this weeks chart...

  • The Kris Fade Show Podcast

    Not in the car so much while Kris, Priti and Rossi are on air? Check out the daily podcast here...