Prison fire kills 83 in Chile
December 8th, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Prison fire kills 83 in Chile

At least 83 people were killed and several more injured in a fire that broke out after a riot at a prison in Chile, officials said Wednesday.

The fire started in one of the towers of the San Miguel prison, south of Santiago, the Chilean capital.

Fourteen people were hospitalized in critical condition, Health Minister Jaime Manalich told reporters. Four rescuers were also injured.

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  1. Thomas

    Guess thats one way to do it. .

    December 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. honolulu

    wanted single lady

    December 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. honolulu

    46 male in honolulu not another lonely christmas edward

    December 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. burrr...

    Its cold in Hawaii ... I mean at the top of Muana Kea, anyway.
    Did you get that pig in the pit yet?
    Well there musta been some misunderstanding.
    Stupid blue amigo ....
    what was I thinking?

    December 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Homer Simpson

    i love fire roasted chiles, great in goulash. Watch out for those pesky bones

    December 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Veritas

    Rule #1 when locked in a building dont set it on fire dah

    December 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Homer Simpson

    disregard rule#1 and dont worry about the rest of the rules, they kinda take care of themselves

    December 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |

    well looks like some tax-payer money will be saved.

    December 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Queen

    Burr is that pig in the pit! Or, are u blue amigo? Just go jump in that fire and you'll get warm there! Way 2 go Amigo.

    December 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |