Prison riot in northeast Mexico kills dozens – local media
Mexico police forces

MEXICO CITY: Dozens of people were killed in a riot in a prison in northeastern Mexico early on Thursday, local media reported, the just days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another prison near in Mexicos far north.

Reuters could not immediately reach security officials in the nothern state of Nuevo Leon, where the Topo Chico prison is located.

The riot started before dawn, local media said. Milenio TV said at least 50 people had been killed, adding some prisoners may have escaped.

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