The director of the nationwide jail system, Tito Castellanos, informed Radio Caracol that it isn’t clear if the entire lifeless have been prisoners.
He stated the fireplace broke out throughout an tried riot early on Monday on the medium safety jail within the metropolis of Tulua.
A hearth at a jail in south-western Colombia has killed at the least 49 folks and injured a dozen extra, jail authorities reported.
He stated inmates had set mattresses on fireplace with out contemplating the implications.
President Ivan Duque expressed condolences to the households of those that died and stated he had ordered investigations into the trigger.