Report by Barquisimeto Central Hospital director Ruy Medina says the number of dead from the riot at Uribana prison had risen to 61.
He said initially on Friday that about 50 were killed. He said nearly all of the injuries were from gunshots. Medina said that of the 120 who were wounded, 45 of them remained in hospital.
The authorities have yet to provide an official death toll and say they have begun to evacuate the prison while investigating.
Television images had earlier shown National Guard troops surrounding the Uribana prison in Lara state as inmates in bloody clothes were taken out of the building.
Behind the barriers, relatives of the prisoners – most of them women – waited for news of their loved ones, many of them in tears.



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