According to Greekreporter.com, havoc in an Ecuador prison resulted in 116 people being killed. Apparently, two rival gangs, the “Los Lobos” and the “Los Choneros,” attacked each other in what was described as a “bloodbath” atmosphere.
While it is unclear what caused the deadly violence, reports are that the inmates used weapons such as firearms, knives, and bombs.
However, this is not the first time such an incident has occurred. Earlier this year, prison officials at the Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayas said 100 inmates were murdered after violence erupted which and five were found dead in the riot; some were beheaded.
Regarding Tuesday’s killings, reporters said around 80 inmates were hurt. The photos released on social media were equally disturbing, which depicts the cage-like atmosphere.
Police commander Fausto Buenaño admitted the many dead bodies were found in prison’s drainage pipes that were “killed, decapitated and dismembered.”
Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso said his plan was to bring a higher level of security into the prison; his decision was based on the gravity of the nature in which he called a state of emergency.
In February of this year, it was reported that 79 prisoners died from riots in three prisons, and this was capped off by 22 more prisoners dying in July of this year due to violence in Ecuador.