7 killed, 17 injured in prison fighting in South Carolina, US

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Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others sustained serious injuries in a prison riot in the southeastern US state of South Carolina, authorities said on Monday.
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Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others sustained serious injuries in a prison riot in the southeastern US state of South Carolina, authorities said on Monday.

Clashes among inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville took place at about 7:15pm local time (2315 GMT) on Sunday and order was completely restored at about 3am on Monday (0700 GMT Monday), the state's Corrections Department said in a statement on its Facebook page.

No prison officers were wounded, it added.  

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