Prison fight leaves 44 dead

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The Independent US

A fight between rival gangs at an overcrowded prison on the outskirts of the northern Mexican manufacturing city of Monterrey left at least 44 dead yesterday, authorities said.

Victims were beaten, knifed and stoned when a fight broke out early in the day. The 3,000 inmates at the prison in Monterrey, about 140 miles from the border with Texas, include members of Mexico's Gulf drug cartel as well as the feared rival Zetas cartel.