Prison Riot In Kimberley
ER24 paramedics were called to the new prison in Kimberly on Smithdrift Road for assistance after a riot had allegedly broken out.
Paramedics treated six patients within the walls of the prison, five of whom were prison guards, and one who was an inmate. The five wardens had sustained possible smoke inhalation injuries, and the inmate was treated for a head injury.
It seems that a number of prisoners were able to find materials within the prison, and started a fire, and then allegedly began to riot. A further twenty two people were allegedly seen to at the on site clinic, and treated for possible smoke inhalation injuries, it seems that they were then returned to within the prison walls after assessment.
The cause of the riot is at this stage unknown, but the necessary officials will be investigating.
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