Global & Disaster Medicine

5/17/1994: A fire in an overcrowded Honduras prison kills 103 people

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“……The fire started in one of two small refrigerators located in the cell block at about 1:30 a.m…….. Guards reported that they had to fire their guns in the air in order to keep the prisoners from attacking the firefighters and escaping. Inmates claimed that the guards were preventing the prisoners from fleeing the fire. ….”


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