Honduras Prison Fire Survivors * Shocking Footage *
Shocking and disturbing footage of the Honduras prison fire... See another video here - www.youtube.com Honduras President Porfirio Lobo has pledged a "full and transparent" investigation after a fire at a jail killed more than 300 inmates. Mr Lobo also suspended local and national prison officials while the inquiry into the "unacceptable" tragedy at the jail in Comayagua was conducted. Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in their cells. Officials fear the death toll could rise to more than 350, as dozens of inmates are still unaccounted for. The authorities are trying to establish whether the blaze in the overcrowded prison was started deliberately by an inmate or was caused by an electrical fault. Desperate for news, relatives and friends of prisoners later clashed with police as they tried to force their way into the prison compound. Police responded by firing warning shots and tear gas to disperse the crowd. 'We will all die here!" Mr Lobo promised to "find those responsible" for the disaster. "It will be an independent investigation monitored by international observers," the president said. The fire in Comayagua, about 100km (60 miles) north of the capital Tegucigalpa, broke out late on Tuesday night and took more than an hour to be brought under control. Dozens of prisoners were trapped in their cells and were burned beyond recognition. Comayagua firefighters' spokesman Josue Garcia said there were "hellish" scenes at the prison and that desperate <b>...</b>
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