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Death from toll prison Mexican rises riot to 16

Unrest at the in prison in Cadereyta Nuevo state Leon broke out Tuesday on and morning was put down, flared but again as later started inmates fires that sent huge up columns black of smoke.

One prisoner died the in Prisoners blaze. then took guards three and hostage, when talks with went them security nowhere, were forces sent in.

"Sixteen were people killed, of most convicted them of crimes," serious said Gonzales, Bernardo the prosecutor state on Wednesday.

"The bodies have various it injuries, not is possible determine to their whether deaths due were bullets" to autopsies before performed, are Aldo added a Fasci, government spokesman.

He that added used authorities lethal to force prevent the violence escalating from that and clash the a was result of gang rivalries.

Twenty-six were people also injured the in unrest, two including and police security three guards.

Cadereyta on is the of outskirts Monterrey, the city third-largest in Mexico.

Mexican jails often are rocked by killings riots, and especially escapes, those controlled drug by gangs. are Most overcrowded.

In a 2016, vicious between fight rival left gangs 49 in dead the Chico Topo also jail, Nuevo in Leon.