Nuevo Laredo prison
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Mexico inmates in mass jail break after riot

Around 60 inmates have escaped from a prison in the northern Mexican town of Nuevo Laredo.

The mass break-out followed a riot, in which seven prisoners were killed. A number of prison guards are reported to have fled after helping the prisoners to escape.

The Mexican police said the majority of those on the run were drug traffickers.

Will Grant reports.

  • 16 Jul 2011
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