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Mexico violence: 28 dead in prison fight in Acapulco

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A fight between rival gangs in a prison in south-western Mexico has left at least 28 inmates dead.

The pre-dawn fight broke out in the security wing of Las Cruces prison in the city of Acapulco. The victims were stabbed and beaten to death.

The governor has ordered an investigation. A State Security Spokesman said, bodies were discovered throughout the unit, including inside the kitchen and in an area for conjugal visits. He added, there were no signs that weapons were used. The investigation would also focus on the prison staff.

Acapulco is the largest city in Guerrero state, one of Mexico’s most violent areas and a big centre for drug production. The city used to be one of Mexico’s most popular tourist spots, but has seen a rise in violence as criminal gangs fight for control over illegal activities. It has become one of the country’s deadliest cities.

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