MEXICO city, may 2 – RIA Novosti. The attempted escape of prisoners from prison in the state of Portuguesa in the North-West of Venezuela has killed 17 people and wounded about 10, local media reported, citing the National guard of Venezuela.

According to another journalist, Miguel Villavicencio, the numbers are crunched, and the wounded – “about ten.” Recalling also representatives of the national guard, the journalist said that the explosion of the unspecified device was wounded a correctional officer.

the human rights organization Observatorio venezolano de prisiones confirmed the attempts of the Exodus, explaining that the prison was overcrowded – at a capacity of 750 people in the detention centre of Los Llanos (Sepela) contains about 2.5 thousand prisoners.