34 prisoners escape in riot in Venezuela

CARACAS, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) — At least 34 prisoners escaped from jail in the Barcelona Justice Palace of Anzoategui state, Venezuela during a riot, local press released on Friday.

During the riot, the majority of the 80 prisoners in the building tried to escape on Thursday due to the lack of security personnel.

Members of diverse security forces, including State Police, the Bolivariana National Guard and the Scientific and Criminal Investigation Corps arrived at the scene in an attempt to contain the riot.

Authorities have not yet disclosed how many were injured during the event, nor an official report has been released about what happened.

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