18 dead in Honduran prison attack

13 prisoners survived
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Security Ministry spokesman Wilmer Torres says 31 prisoners were attacked by their cellmates with knives and guns just hours after they were transferred Friday night to a prison in Tegucigalpa from San Pedro Sula, 110 miles (180 kilometers) north of the capital.

The prisoners fought back, engaging in a bloody battle. Thirteen survived.

Torres said the prison was under control later Saturday and that police are investigating a motive for the attack.

 

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