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Venezuela's attorney general says prison authorities were negligent in fire that caused deaths of 68 inmates

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's attorney general said Monday that five jailed officials had been negligent in their handling of a prison fire that killed 68 people last week in central Carabobo state, and admitted that the country's penal system is seriously overcrowded.

However, in a radio interview, Tarek William Saab shed little light on the causes of the fire and identified only

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