Prosecutor says 68 dead in Venezuela prison fire

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s top prosecutor said 68 people died in a fire at a police detention facility on Wednesday, where an inmates’ rights organization reported an attempted jailbreak.

“In light of the terrible events that took place in the Carabobo state police headquarters, where 68 people died in a presumed fire, we have appointed four prosecutors… to clarify these dramatic events,” Tarek William Saab said on Twitter.