At least 43 inmates have been killed in Ecuador’s latest deadly prison riot, according to the public prosecutor.
A fight broke out between rival gangs Los Lobos and R7 at a prison in Santo Domingo, some 80-kilometre west of the capital Quito.
The local police chief says a total of 108 inmates escaped the prison during the riot and remain missing.
An additional 112 prisoners made it out before being recaptured, he added.
Scores were injured in the riot, but the exact number is still unclear.
Ecuador is battling a wave of gang violence, and has recently seen its most deadly prison riots in history.
Parts of Ecuador are under a state of emergency because of the rising crime that has shocked the country.
Nearly 400 inmates have now been killed in six separate riots since February 2021.