Child among 30 killed during Bolivia prison riot
LA PAZ (AFP) - A young child was among the 30 people killed on Friday when a fight broke out between rival gangs at an overpopulated prison in eastern Bolivia, Interior Minister Carlos Romero said.
The child, believed to be about 18 months old, was living with his incarcerated parents in the maximum-security Palmasola prison in the eastern city of Santa Cruz - a facility that houses about 5,000 inmates.
Scores of prisoners were wounded in the fracas, which ended when a fire swept through the building, which houses some 5,000 inmates.
Twenty-nine people died in the prison and one died at a hospital, Mr Romero said at a late press conference on Friday.