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Tunisia: 42 dead in a fire at a prison in Monastir


TUNIS - At least 42 prisoners have died in the fire Saturday in a prison in Monastir, central eastern Tunisia, told AFP a doctor at the local hospital.

  •    "Thirty-one bodies were transported to the morgue and eleven followed," said Dr. Ali Chatli, chief of forensic medicine at the hospital Fatouma Bourguiba in Monastir (160 km south of Tunis)
  •    He said that all victims of the first group were identified and that the 11 had just arrived.
  •    This is the deadliest incident since the beginning, a month ago, of riots that led to the escape Friday of former head of state Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
  • Ennaharonline/ M. O.

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