RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- A fire erupted early Friday at an overcrowded prison, killing at least 49 inmates and injuring dozens of other people, authorities said.
The fire started about 1:30 a.m. at the Sidi Moussa jail in coastal El Jadida, about 110 miles south of the capital city Rabat, the official MAP news agency said.
About 90 inmates and two guards suffered injuries from burns, smoke inhalation or other causes. A breakdown of the injuries was not immediately available but authorities said at least eight people were listed in critical condition.
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