Clashes broke out between gangs Las Aguilas and Tiguerones in the Litoral Prison in the city of Guayaquil in the country.
During the clash, 12 people from the gang members were killed and 3 people were injured.
Prison Director Ronald Sanchez, in a statement to the press, stated that many security forces were sent to the prison and that control was being attempted.
In the images reflected on the social media, it is seen that the sounds of conflict are heard and some prisoners are taken out of the prison with injuries.
Prison problem in the country
In Ecuador, there are approximately 39 thousand detainees and convicts in 65 prisons with a capacity of 30 thousand. Events between the gangs sometimes result in a mortal rebellion.
More than 460 prisoners have lost their lives in violence between rival gangs in the country since last year.