6 Dead After Prison Riot in Western Guatemala

May 20, 2021 Updated: May 20, 2021

GUATEMALA CITY—Six people were killed in a prison in western Guatemala after a riot broke out at the facility on Wednesday, authorities said in a statement.

The victims were found decapitated on a patio in the overcrowded prison in the town of Cantel in the state of Quetzaltenango, the police statement said.

A police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the killings were part of a confrontation between a gang and drug traffickers.

By Sofia Menchu