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'Two inmates beheaded' in Brazil prison riots

Prison riots in Brazil have seen two inmates beheaded and another killed after being thrown off the roof, according to the Associated Press news agency.

The riots are said to have taken place in Cascavel. Credit: Google Maps

Prisoners in the city of Cascavel took two officials and a number of other inmates hostage during the uprising, the news agency reports.

The revolt was said to have begun after a prison guard during breakfast, while dozens of prisoners were also reported to have climbed onto the roof of the building.