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Hundreds killed in Honduras prison fire

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 00:45

Feb. 15 - A blaze at a prison in central Honduras kills over 350 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) A massive fire swept through an overcrowded prison in Honduras and killed more than 350 inmates, including many trapped inside their cells, officials said on Wednesday. The attorney general's office said 357 people died in the blaze that began late on Tuesday night at the prison in Comayagua, about 75 kilometers (45 miles) north of the capital Tegucigalpa. Local media reported that the Comayagua fire department chief also died in the blaze. It was one of the worst prison fires ever in Latin America, and local radio reports said many of the inmates were burned to death inside their cells.

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Hundreds killed in Honduras prison fire

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 00:45