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Philippine: 6 inmates killed in jail brawl

MANILA: 11, JANUARY, 2022: Six inmates were killed while 33 others were injured during a fight in an overcrowded jail in the Philippines, authorities said Tuesday.
The deadly brawl happened on Monday between rival gangs at Caloocan City Jail in the National Capital Region, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology spokesman Xavier Solda said.
He further said, an investigation was under way into the matter, adding that, it is not clear what weapons were used.
"It's been almost two years that we don’t have physical visitation in our facilities because of the COVID-19, so we can’t set aside the angle that this could be one of the reasons why others joined in the fight between the two PDLs (persons deprived of liberty)," Solda said.
Security has been beefed up to maintain order in the facility, he added.
The latest incident comes after a fight at New Bilibid Prison in the capital on January 2 claimed three inmates lives and 14 injured. (04)

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