Mexico prison riot leaves 52 dead near Monterrey

A battle between rival groups at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico has left 52 inmates dead.

Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez said 12 other people were injured in Topo Chico jail after prisoners fought with “sharp weapons, bats and sticks”.

A fire was also started in a storage room. Officials say the situation is under control and no inmates escaped.

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