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Monday 11 December 2017

Fatal toll of prison fires

April 21, 1930 - 322 killed at Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio, after fire starts on scaffolding. Worst prison fire in US history.

March 7, 2005 - 136 male inmates killed in Higuey, Dominican Republic, after prison fight in which inmates set beds on fire. Prisoners accused of killing others trying to escape.

January 3, 1994 - 108 people die after inmates set fire in Sabaneta prison in Venezuela.

May 17, 2004 - 104 inmates killed at dilapidated, overcrowded prison in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

April 5, 2003 - 86 prisoners die in fires set during riot at El Porvenir prison farm outside La Ceiba, Honduras.

December 8, 2010 - 81 killed in fire begun during prison riot at San Miguel prison in Santiago, Chile.

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