HONDURAS PRISON FIRE

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STORY: HONDURAS PRISON FIREDATELINE: Feb. 17, 2012LENGTH: 0:01:56LOCATION: TEGUCIGALPACATEGORY: POLITICS PKGINTROSorrow and anger have engulfed the relatives of inmates in central Honduras as the death toll of a deadly fire rose to 357.According to media reports, survivors have accused guards of leaving prisoners to die trapped inside their cells. World News reports.PKGThe ground of the prison was stacked with crumpled bodies and the iron beds in the cells were burned out.Multiple teams of international experts started to arrive in Honduras on Thursday to help identify the dead.Thousands of people waited in despair outside the Comayagua prison to get the list of the victims from the police, some tried to force their way into the prison compound.Police fired warning shots and used tear gas to disperse the crowd. And this caused confusion and anxiety.The president has suspended all local and national officials in charge to guarantee a transparent investigation. The cause of the fire is
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