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Rebellion in prison for teens in Brazil leaves seven dead

A riot at a youth prison in northeastern Brazil has left seven inmates dead, Globo television said on Saturday, citing local authorities.

The deaths occurred after guards tried to contain an escape attempt at the detention center for teens in the city of Lagoa Seca, in Paraiba state, Globo said.

The inmates reacted to the guards action by setting fire to mattresses and furniture. Fights between some of the inmates also broke out. Some of the detained were burned to death, while others were killed by knife, said the report.

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