The World : 34 Die in Peru Prison Riot

Thirty-four inmates were killed during an uprising in Peru's biggest prison, and hundreds of police cordoned off the facility as thousands of prisoners rioted over the deaths. About 300 jailed members of the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrilla movement touched off the violence by taking over their wing of the San Pedro prison, 15 miles northeast of Lima. Police stormed the section, and in a three-hour struggle, four inmates were shot to death and 30 suffocated from burning mattresses.

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