St Alban’s prison death toll rises

The prison fight death toll has risen to three, in a Port Elizabeth Correctional Centre.

Three prisoners have been killed after a fight in a Port Elizabeth Correctional Centre. Picture: Barry Bateman/Eyewitness News

PORT ELIZABETH - The death toll following a prison fight among awaiting trial prisoners at the St Alban's Correctional Centre has now risen to three.

According to the Correctional Services department, the fight was started by the 28s gang no Friday afternoon.

The department's Eastern Cape regional commissioner Nkosinathi Breakfast said two prisoners were killed and 65 were injured during the violence.

He also said 17 prisoners were taken to hospital, where one succumbed to his injuries.

"In terms of the situation, it's under control. Our members are there and they are also alert."

Lauren Isaacs