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Update: Brazil’s prisons riot death tallied 89

No fewer than 33 prisoners have been killed in a northern Brazil’s prison, just days after 56 died during similar chaos in a neighbouring state.

The local secretary of justice, Uziel Castro, told the BBC he blamed the deaths in the prison of Roraima state on a drug gang.

He said some bodies had been found decapitated after the incident in the Penitenciária Agrícola de Monte Cristo.But the situation was now under control, he added.

Officials told local media that a group of prisoners managed to break the locks on their cells in the early hours of the morning and invade a separate wing of the building, which is in the city of Boa Vista.

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