Honduras prison fire kills at least 272 inmates Others injured in 'hellish' scene A fire swept through a prison in Honduras, killing at least 272 inmates, many of them burning to death in their cells, authorities said Wednesday. Fire has swept through a prison in Honduras, killing at least 272 inmates and leaving dozens more injured, Honduras Forensic Services have said. "This is a preliminary report, there could be a lot more deaths," said Lucy Marder, head of forensic services in Comayagua. The head of the national prison system, Danilo Orellana, said the fire broke out last night at a prison in the town of Comayagua.
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