A sad incident has seen about 31 prison inmates massacred to death after a riot broke out in the prison.
Family members of the slain crying outside the prison
A bloody riot at a prison the notorious Monte Cristo Prison, Boa Vista in the Brazilian state of Roraima has seen 31 prisoners slaughtered, some with their hearts and intestines ripped out, in horrific images from inside a Brazilian prison where a riot led to a massacre.
A notorious gang is believed to have carried out the “killing spree” at Monte Cristo Prison, Boa Vista in the Brazlian state of Roraima, The Sun reports.
Shocking images taken inside the jail posted online shows the bloody aftermath of the slaughter. One of the snaps show inmates mutilated and piled over each other after being butchered to death.
Officers and heavily armed military-like riot squad were deployed to stem the violence. Order was restored at the jail which only has capacity for 750 inmates – but there are 1,475 prisoners currently staying there.
Uziel de Castro, head of security for Roraima, blamed the violence on the Sao Paulo-based First Capital Command (PCC) drug gang.
“This is a national crises”, he said.
“There was no confrontation, this was a killing spree,” said Castro. “It was barbaric. Some were beheaded, others had their hearts or intestines ripped out.”
It is the second time a major disturbance has unfolded in the country this week.
Around 60 people died in a fight between rival drug gangs at a jail in the city of Manaus on Sunday afternoon. Family members of the dead were seen crying after news of the incident became public.