Tunisia: 42 dead in a fire at a prison in Monastir
TUNIS - At least 42 prisoners have died in the fire Saturday in a prison in Monastir, central eastern Tunisia, told AFP a doctor at the local hospital.
- "Thirty-one bodies were transported to the morgue and eleven followed," said Dr. Ali Chatli, chief of forensic medicine at the hospital Fatouma Bourguiba in Monastir (160 km south of Tunis)
- He said that all victims of the first group were identified and that the 11 had just arrived.
- This is the deadliest incident since the beginning, a month ago, of riots that led to the escape Friday of former head of state Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
- Ennaharonline/ M. O.