Covid-19:- 775 deaths, 24506 cases-India

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The number of Coronavirus cases in India has reached to 24506 with 1429 new cases in last 24 hours among which 18668  are active and 5063 have recovered and 775 deaths. Maharashtra leads the tally with 6817 positive cases, 5676 active, 840 recovery and 301 deaths followed by Gujrat with 2815 positive cases, 2423 active, 265  recoveredand 127 deaths. Jammu and Kashmir has 454 positive cases with 340 active, 109 recovered and 6 deaths.

68 killed in fire

At least 68 people were killed in a fire at a prison in Venezuela's Carabobo state, according to a government official.
"The Public Prosecutor's Office informs the public that in the face of the terrible events that took place at the General Command of Carabobo, where 68 people died in the wake of a fire, we have appointed four prosecutors to clarify these dramatic events," Chief State Prosecutor Tarek Saab tweeted on Wednesday.
The Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigation Service Corps (Cicpc) as well as the Prosecutor and the director of the Carabobo Police Jose Aldama, are investigating to identify the cause of the incident, reports Efe news.
The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to break out on Wednesday.
Relatives surrounded the station after news of the fire broke.
The situation soon turned violent, leading the 20 state police officers who were guarding the station to launch tear gas.
Last month inmates at a different prison in Carabobo took a number of prisoners and guards hostage in another riot.

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