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PICTURES: Honduras prison fire leaves more than 350 dead

The prison fire in Honduras left more than 350 inmates dead.

Honduras President Porfirio Lobo has pledged a "full and transparent" investigation of the fire that broke out in an overcrowded prison in Honduras, killing more than 350 inmates, reported the BBC.

The Guardian said fights broke out between security forces and relatives who were desperate for news, in what has been described as the worst disaster of its kind in Latin America in 25 years.

At least eight survivors have reported that one of the prisoners set fire to a mattress, according to Reuters. A Red Cross volunteer, Jose Manuel Gomez, said of the remains, "We're placing them into bags in parts because when we grab them, they disintegrate."

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