MOSCOW, may 2 – RIA Novosti. The number of prisoners who died while attempting a mass escape from prison in Venezuela, rose to 46, reports the Agency EFE with reference to one of the prison officers.

Earlier it was reported that in the state of Portuguesa in the North-West of Venezuela has killed 17 inmates.

the spokesman said that the list of victims will increase, as many wounded, the exact number is not yet determined, are in critical condition.

He also confirmed that the Director of the institution Carlos Rojo received a severe knife wound in the back, and Lieutenant of the national guard, took part in the suppression of the riots, hit by fragments of the explosive device, which threw one of the prisoners.

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 center of Los Llanos (Sepela) contains about 2.5 thousand prisoners.