14 inmates killed by gang in El Salvador prison

  • 23/08/2015
Prison (File)
Prison (File)

At least 14 inmates have been killed in fighting between two factions of a notorious gang in an El Salvador prison.

The killings happened in Quezaltepeque prison, north of the capital San Salvador on Saturday and are linked to an internal dispute involving the Barrio 18 gang, a spokesman for the presidency told AFP.

The deaths underline how gang violence has made El Salvador one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

On Wednesday, police said there were at least 125 murders in just three days, a staggering toll even by El Salvador's standards.