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A crazy prison riot in Mexico led to 52 deaths

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Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico. (Wikimedia Commons)

A fight between two rival gang leaders at Topo Chico prison in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey spiraled out of control, leading to the death of at least 52 people. About 12 others were injured, with five in critical condition.

The fight was apparently over control of the prison between rival members of the Zetas drug cartel. They fought with bats, sticks, and blades, and even set the place on fire. It was an all-out riot, and the deadliest Mexican prison riot in years.

The riot happened the day before Pope Francis' trip to Mexico. He is expected to stop at another notorious prison in Ciudad Juarez.

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A crazy prison riot in Mexico led to 52 deaths

Christina Buff

Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.

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