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10 killed in Chile prison blaze

world Updated: Apr 27, 2009 08:38 IST
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At least 10 people have died in a massive fire at a prison in Chile, officials said.

The incident took place in the Colina II prison on Sunday, some 35 km north of Santiago.

The police said the fire broke out after a stove was knocked over during a brawl between two groups of inmates. Several inmates were also injured in the incident.

The prison houses about 3,000 inmates.

Firefighters rushed to the prison after the incident.