Relatives of prisoners wait for news in front of a riot police security line outside the Barrientos prison after a riot erupted at the facility in Tlalnepantla on June 13, 2016. / AFP / PEDRO PARDO
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Three inmates escaped during a riot and fire at a prison outside Mexico City that left 10 prisoners and seven police officers injured, authorities said Tuesday."A fight occurred between several inmates" at around 8 p.m. and prisoners set fire to mattresses and other objects, which were extinguished, said Jose Manzur, government secretary of the State of Mexico.Order was restored within three hours, but prison officials realized that three inmates were missing when they did a roll call at around 4 a.m., Manzur said.Some 150 relatives of inmates, some in tears, flocked to the prison overnight to get information. Many were still outside the prison on Tuesday morning.The Barrientos prison has 3,000 inmates, double the normal capacity, Manzur said.
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