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Police empty Venezuela riot prison after 58 killed

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Security forces regained full control over a prison in northwestern Venezuela on Sunday and evacuated inmates after a riot left 58 dead and twice as many wounded. 

Inmates are evacuated from the Uribana prison in Lara state, Venezuela, on January 26, 2013, in this photo released by the Venezuelan Penitentiary Ministry. Security forces regained full control over a prison in northwestern Venezuela on Sunday and evacuated inmates after a riot left 58 dead and twice as many wounded.

"The evacuation of prisoners from the Uribana jail has concluded. Now for reconstruction," Prisons Minister Iris Varela announced on Twitter, adding that the last prisoners left quietly "without any resistance."

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