Tegucigalpa: Twenty inmates of a jail in northern Honduras died Thursday when fights broke out over control of the prison cells.
One of the victims was decapitated and his head was tossed over the wall of the jail in San Pedro Sula city, coordinator of the public prosecutor’s office Marely Banegas said.
After the violence, a fire broke out in the prison.
The Red Cross has shifted several injured to hospitals, Xinhua reported.
The inmates’ relatives outside the prison demanded information about the prisoners.