PRISON RIOT UPDATE: 16 dead as body count rises

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By Kristen Macklingam

At least sixteen persons have been confirmed dead, so far, following the fiery blaze that engulfed the Camp Street prison in Georgetown earlier today.

The body count has been increasing over the past hour as investigators conduct a search inside the prison where the deadly riot started.

Sources indicate that more bodies could be found in the debris, as the investigations continue.

Commander of police  ‘A’ Division, a short while ago, confirmed that the investigators are continuing their searches in the area where the fire is believed to have started.

Fire broke out again at the Camp Street Prison around noon today after inmates set fire to mattresses and an area of the prison.

INews understands that a number of prisoners were injured, while some of them received severe burns about their bodies. Those injured were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
INews will provide more details soon.



  1. A very sad and frightening situation. Too many undelivered false promises. Now hoplessness stung and people are reacting uncontrolable as reality struck.

  2. The COCAINE empire starving too,the lawlessness slowly coming to an end,,,all the slackness is due to 23 yrs of curry,

  3. Even them JAIL man a starve and facing hard life under the PNC regime…More to come for the outside people…SINKING ECONOMY, FAKE PROMISES! Welcome Burhnam days back to Guyana under Captain Granger!


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