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7 killed, 17 injured in prison fighting in South Carolina, US

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-04-16 20:26

WASHINGTON - Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others sustained serious injuries in a prison riot in the southeastern US state of South Carolina, authorities said Monday.

Clashes among inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville took place at about 7:15 pm local time (2315 GMT) on Sunday and order was completely restored at about 3 am Monday (0700 GMT Monday), the state's Corrections Department said in a statement on its Facebook page.

No prison officers were wounded, it added.

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