As many as 356 killed in Honduras prison fire

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  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Now my question is: Was this actually an accident of just a creative Honduran government budget cut? :laugh2:

    Bad joke? Probably. Though it could be true too. :eek:


    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A fire started by an inmate tore through an aging and severely overcrowded Honduran prison, burning and suffocating inmates in their locked cells and killing as many as 356 people in one of the world’s deadliest prison fires in a century, authorities said Wednesday.

    The local governor, a former prison employee, told reporters that an inmate called her moments before the fire and said he was going to set the 1940s-era facility on fire and kill everyone inside.

    Survivors told investigators that an unidentified inmate screamed “We will all die here!” as he lit fire to his bedding late Tuesday night in the prison in the central town of Comayagua. The lockup housed people convicted of serious crimes such as homicide and armed robbery.

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  2. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    *** is wrong with you? How is this funny?
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  4. CowboyMcCoy

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    At first glance, you may see it as something he said wrong. I can see your point. But really linguistic ambiguity is the problem here. I think what he meant to say was that it could have been a way to cut the budget. Very tragic though.... Terrible.

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