Comayagua Honduras Prison Fire Kills Hundreds

A fire in a prison in the town of Comayagua, Honduras has killed an estimated 300 with others injured. Of the prison population of 852, 356 are reported unaccounted for.

Officials are investigating whether the fire was triggered by rioting prisoners or by an electrical short-circuit, said Danilo Orellana, head of the national prison system…

Marder said it would take at least three months to identify victims, some burned beyond recognition, because DNA tests will be required. Details here.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook