9 people die in prison unrest in Brazil

Nine people have died in unrest that flared up in a prison in the northeast of Brazil on Monday.

The rioters seized the prison building and started killing their cell-mates. A security guard who tried to stop the unrest was shot at and wounded.

He was evacuated and rushed to hospital. Another five guards have been taken hostage.

At nightfall talks with the rioters broke off until morning.

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