A prison break in Mexico left 22 dead, after a shootout erupted between inmates and prison guards.
The 22 dead in the prison break included nine guards and 13 inmates, according to police in the state of Durango in Mexico. The attempted escape happened Tuesday night, at a prison near Gomez Palacio, near some of the areas hit hardest by the ongoing drug violence south of the border.
The 22 dead in the prison break was a higher number than original estimates. This is one of several high-profile prison breaks in Mexico in the last year, including an incident in which 140 prisoners walked out of the front door of a jail in Coahuila, near the US border.
A man who didn’t believe in the Maya prophesy of doomsday joked about the prison break saying, “Those folks didn’t the prison walls to be the last place they’d ever see. Who can blame them for that?” Cruzero said while speaking to newsmen in Mexico.