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Police enter two Brazil prisons after a riot leaves 10 inmates dead

Police enter two Brazil prisons after a riot leaves 10 inmates dead

Police in Brazil have entered two prisons in the country's northern state of Rio Grande do Norte where a riot left at least 10 inmates dead on Saturday, authorities said Sunday. 

A statement released by the office in charge of state penitentiaries said the rebellion started Saturday afternoon in the Alcacuz and Rogerio Coutinho detention facilities, located next to each other outside the city of Natal. 

Police entered the prisons on Sunday morning, according to the statement. 

The riot erupted from fighting between rival gangs and was the latest in a series of massacres in the country's penitentiaries that have killed more than 100. 

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