Nobody is that bad of a person
February 15, 2012 12:08 PM Subscribe
posted by RolandOfEld (12 comments total)
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A tragic fire in Honduras has claimed the lives of hundreds of inmates as a "hellish scene"
unfolded as hundreds of inmates were caught up in a prison fire in Comayagua
[Potential for graphic images, most are major news sources but use caution if you're sensitive to this sort of thing]
Although prison officials are stating that a riot caused the fire the BBC reports that it was likely caused either by a mattress set ablaze or a short circuit in the prison's electrical system
Within hours family members of the inmates had gathered and attempted to enter the prison grounds and were repulsed by guards and police
From that last link,
One survivor noted,
"We couldn't get them out because we didn't have the keys and couldn't find the guards who had them,” Garcia said."
And it appears the cavalry is on the way,
“We're driving there right now to provide assistance to emergency responders on the ground,” said US Military Staff Sgt Bryan Franks. Franks said smoke was no longer visible above the city, and that his team included four vehicles made up of a 10-man medical team, a security forces element and firefighters.
Thoughts and/or prayers would be nice...