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South Carolina prison: Seven inmates killed and at least 17 injured during fight

The Independent logo The Independent 16/4/2018 Samuel Osborne

Seven inmates have died and more than a dozen injured after fighting broke out at a maximum security prison in South Carolina.

The South Carolina Corrections Department said State Law Enforcement Division agents responded to “an ongoing situation” at the Lee Correctional Institution around midnight on Sunday.

Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon said the prison was secured at around 3am on Monday after multiple fights broke out between inmates at 7.15pm.

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