(COLUMBO, Sri Lanka.) JUST IN: At least six inmates were killed and 35 others were injured when guards opene d fire to control a riot at a prison on the outskirts of Sri Lanka’s capital, officials said Monday and two guards were critically injured, they said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.30: Pandemic-related unrest has been growing in Sri Lanka’s overcrowded prisons. Inmates have staged protests in recent weeks at several prisons as the number of coronavirus cases surges in the facilities: Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said inmates created “unrest” Sunday at Mahara prison, about 15 kilometers (10 miles) north of Colombo, and officials attempted to control the situation:

Columbo Prison unrest with at least-6 inmates killed and 35-others injured accoridng to officials Al Aribiya report


But “the unrest situation turned into a prison riot,” he said, adding that prisoners tried to take control of the prison and hundreds attempted to escape: The inmates “reportedly destroyed most of the property including offices inside the prison,” Rohana said:

The guards opened fire, and the clash left six inmates dead and 35 injured, he said. Two prison officers were critically injured: He said hundreds of additional police were deployed to help the guards and strengthen security around the prison: An inmate was killed in similar unrest at another prison last week: Another died in March:

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Nov.30: 2020:

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