7 killed, 17 injured in prison fight in U.S. state of South Carolina

Source: Xinhua    2018-04-16 21:43:33

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others sustained serious injuries in a prison riot in the southeastern U.S. state of South Carolina, authorities said Monday.

Clashes among inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville took place at about 7:15 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) on Sunday and order was completely restored at about 3 a.m. Monday (0700 GMT Monday), the state's Corrections Department said in a statement on its Facebook page.

No prison officers were wounded, it added.

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7 killed, 17 injured in prison fight in U.S. state of South Carolina

Source: Xinhua 2018-04-16 21:43:33

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others sustained serious injuries in a prison riot in the southeastern U.S. state of South Carolina, authorities said Monday.

Clashes among inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville took place at about 7:15 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) on Sunday and order was completely restored at about 3 a.m. Monday (0700 GMT Monday), the state's Corrections Department said in a statement on its Facebook page.

No prison officers were wounded, it added.

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