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Fire in Colombia prison kills 10 inmates

January 28, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Police say a fire at a Colombian prison has killed at least 10 inmates.

Gen. Jose Vicente Segura heads police in the city of Barranquilla and he says at least six prisoners died inside the Model prison while four more died later in local hospitals

He said Tuesday that another 25 inmates were being treated at hospitals in Barranquilla, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

The fire broke out at about 10 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT Tuesday).

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