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ACARIGUA, Venezuela  — Twenty-nine detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded in a confrontation in a cellblock in central Venezuela in what a state official called a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups described as a massacre.The incident took place in the town of Acarigua in a municipal police cellblock in the central state of Portuguesa.READ MORE: U.S. Senate committee passes bill to deal with crisis in Venezuela“There was an attempted escape and a fight broke out among (rival) gangs,” Portuguesa Citizen Security Secretary Oscar Valero told reporters. “With police intervention to prevent the escape, well, there were 29 deaths,” he said, adding that some 355 people were being held in the cellblock.WATCH: Why the West has been paying attention to Venezuela

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