Venezuela jail search reveals mass grave with 14 bodies

Forensic personnel study the remains of bodies discovered in the General Penitentiary of Venezuela, which has been closed down, in San Juan de los Morros, Guarico state, on March 10, 2017
Forensic experts say they have found the remains of 14 people so far

The number of bodies found in a mass grave in Venezuela’s largest prison has risen to 14, the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

The General Penitentiary of Venezuela in central Guarico state was closed in October after violent clashes between inmates.

The bodies, which are in an advanced state of decomposition, were found during works to refurbish the jail.

So far none of the remains have been identified.

The grave was discovered on Thursday and the number of bodies found since has risen from seven to 14.

Forensic experts are continuing with their search and have…