Eight inmates died after a fight broke out in the high-security Mexico prison from which infamous drug trafficker “El Chapo” made his first escape, officials said Friday.
The fight began after the end of a baseball match between detainees at the Puente Grande jail near Guadalajara in the western state of Jalisco. Mexico prison
A small number of prisoners suddenly attacked another group, prison director Jose Antonio Perez said. The cause of the fight was not known, he added.
Several wounded inmates were taken to different hospitals with one individual dying during the transfer, authorities said.
Five detainees suspected of participating in the deadly scuffle in Mexico prison will be questioned by the prosecutor’s office.
Senior security prison was also where Joaquin Guzman, known as “El Chapo”, in 2001 made the first of his jailbreaks, by hiding in a cart of dirty laundry. Read Here