Van: Riot by prisoners demanding release over Corona threat

Demanding to be released due to the Corona pandemic, prisoners in Van M Type Prison have started a riot amid reports that a fire broke out in the jail.

Inmates held in Van M Type Prison whose demand to be released due to the Covid-19 threat is rejected, have instigated a riot.

Reports say that a fire has broken out in the prison.

While police and gendarmerie (military police) teams have been mobilized, ambulances and fire trucks are being dispatched to the prison.