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  • Inmates' relatives stand at the gates of the prison in Comayagua, Honduras, early on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012,  after a fire broke out inside the facility Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

    As many as 356 killed in Honduras prison fire

    A fire started by an inmate tore through an aging and severely overcrowded Honduran prison, burning and suffocating inmates in their locked cells and killing as many as 356 people in one of the world's deadliest prison fires in a century, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Soldiers scramble during clashes Wednesday with relatives of inmates after a deadly prison fire in Comayagua, Honduras. As many as 350 inmates are missing and presumed dead and at least 21were injured in the blaze, authorities said. (Associated Press)

    Hundreds die in fire started in a prison

    A fire started by an inmate tore through a severely crowded Honduran prison, burning and suffocating inmates in their locked cells and killing as many as 350 people in one of the world's deadliest prison fires in a century, authorities said Wednesday.

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