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Second Uprising Breaks Out in Turkey’s Urfa Prison, NTV Reports

June 18, 2012

A second uprising and fire broke out at the Sanliurfa prison in southeastern Turkey, a day after 13 prisoners were killed there, NTV television reported.

Wounded prisoners were being taken to ambulances after inmates set fire to their beds today, the Istanbul-based television channel reported.

Thirteen people died at the E-Type jail yesterday after prisoners protested conditions by setting beds and blankets on fire, the state-run Anatolia news agency said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Benjamin Harvey in Istanbul at bharvey11@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at gserkin@bloomberg.net


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