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Santa Cruz, Bolivia - Death Toll In Bolivia Prison Clash Rises To 31

Published on: August 24, 2013 09:28 PM
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Police walk outside Palmasola prison one day after a deadly riot as prisoners' families wait for information about their loved ones in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. A battle among rival gangs in this prison in Bolivia's eastern lowlands Friday left at least 30 people dead, many burned to death, as witnesses said inmates used propane gas tanks as flamethrowers. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)Police walk outside Palmasola prison one day after a deadly riot as prisoners' families wait for information about their loved ones in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. A battle among rival gangs in this prison in Bolivia's eastern lowlands Friday left at least 30 people dead, many burned to death, as witnesses said inmates used propane gas tanks as flamethrowers. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Santa Cruz, Bolivia - The death toll from a Bolivia prison battle has risen to 31 after an inmate died in a hospital.

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Police and medical officials say the latest death occurred Saturday. Most victims of the Friday battle among rival gangs were inmates, but a 1 ½-year-old toddler died along with his father. Bolivian law allows children 6 and younger to stay with their parents in prison.

Another 60 people were injured in the clash at Palmasola maximum-security prison outside the regional capital of Santa Cruz. Authorities say inmates in one cell block attacked a neighboring cell block with knives, machetes and canisters of gas.

Jorge Perez, a government vice minister, says the bodies are being taken Saturday to a hospital morgue to undergo autopsies and be identified.


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 Aug 25, 2013 at 12:17 AM M1 Says:

Knock yourself out guys! But what's our yidishe friend there? Have we forgotten him?

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM I_Am_Me Says:

I know!!! I too am worried about him! VIN if you're reading this please include a follow up on if Yakov Yehuda Ostreicher is ok & if anyone knows info please let us know!

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 02:56 AM I_Am_Me Says:

I know!!! I too am worried about him! VIN if you're reading this please include a follow up on if Yakov Yehuda Ostreicher is ok & if anyone knows info please let us know!

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 05:59 PM Anonymous Says:

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I_Am_Me Says:

I know!!! I too am worried about him! VIN if you're reading this please include a follow up on if Yakov Yehuda Ostreicher is ok & if anyone knows info please let us know!

I think he's out of that prison already. I believe he's still in Bolivia, under house arrest.

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