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A prison fire has broken out in a prison in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman, becoming the latest in a series of blazes at jails nationwide, daily Hürriyet reported.
 
Nearly 250 inmates are currently serving time in the penitentiary.
 
Firefighters and ambulances have rushed to the scene.
 
Prisoners ignited fires at prisons in Adana, Osmaniye and Gaziantep yesterday following a riot the same day at a Şanlıurfa prison in which 13 inmates died June 16 in a protest at poor jail conditions.


June/19/2012

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