>> Riots and the fire that erupted in the cells of a Venezuelan police station, left a staggering 68 people dead on Wednesday. That's according to both official sources and witnesses. Family members desperate for information on the deadly chaos clashed with police outside the station.>>
> They haven't told me anything, I want to know about my child.
I don't have any information on him, I don't know anything. Look at how desperate we are.>> The police have not spoken on the cause of the riot or the number of injuries. Further escalating tension among families waiting outside. The scuffles led to tear gas being fired onto the waiting crowds.
A state officials said that the fire has since been put out. But that a policeman had apparently been shot in the leg. Many Venezuelan prisons are lawless and have been for decades. Prisoners often openly wield machine guns and grenades. Use drugs and leave guards largely powerless. It's prisons are also famously overcrowded.
One local prison rights activist says there are people in those dungeons. And the authorities don't know they exist, because they don't dare to enter.