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(Caracas, May 25 – EFE) .- An attempt to "mass escape" of prisoners was the cause of riots in prison, which took place on Friday at the police station in the Venezuelan city of Acarigua, in the Portuguese state, at least 29 dead, said Oscar Valero, secretary of civil security in the region.
"Prisoners start a checkpoint to start the mass flight they have planned," he told journalists, noting that 29 people were killed in clashes while trying to control the situation by the security forces.
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"In the case of a mass flight that planned to demolish the wall (…) it became necessary operation of the police forces of the Portuguese state with the support of special police forces of the national police in order to neutralize and prevent massive escape ", He pointed.
Valero said the prisoners received the police with a detonation of three grenades and a "bullet hail" in which 19 officials were injured, one seriously.
"355 detainees (…) could have escaped if these actions were not taken", pointed