At least 22 dead following 2 prison riots in Ecuador

At least 22 inmates died and several police were injured during riots at two of Ecuador's largest penitentiaries, the Andean nation said on Thursday, marking the second major deadly wave of prison violence this year.

Special police units deployed to the jails in southern Guayas province and Cotopaxi province, south of Quito, the capital, to quell the violence.

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