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    Prison Riot in Mexico Kills Dozens

    Families are desperate for news of loved ones following an early morning riot at a prison in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey that claimed 52 lives. Flames and smoke were seen coming from the building, prompting worried relatives to throw rocks at the gates and shout to inmates for information. Both prisoners and guards are believed to be among the dead after the apparent escape attempt turned violent. Authorities say everything is now under control and that no one escaped, but several others are injured, and the death toll may rise.

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