The dead are all inmates while two prison officials are among the injured, police spokesman - DIG Ajith Rohana states.
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Mahara prison death toll at 9 ; 38 inmates Covid-19 positive
The death toll due to the Mahara Prison unrest on Sunday evening has increased to nine, reports say.
In addition, 113 inmates with injuries were admitted to the Ragama Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, 38 out of 52 inmates who were injured in the incident have been tested positive for Covid-19, reports add.
Twenty six of them were identified through Rapid Antigen Tests while the remaining were identified through PCR tests.