Relatives of inmates escaped from Las Gaviotas Male Juvenile Detention Centre during a riot gather to get news from them in Guatemala City on July 3, 2017.
JOHANNESBURG - Two 18-year-old prisoners have been killed after a riot broke out at a youth prison in the Guatemalan capital.
Several other inmates are being treated for moderate injuries.
Some prisoners managed to escape and looted a nearby shop.
Prisoners have complained of poor living conditions, overcrowding and abuse.
The facility was built to house 250 inmates, but is currently home to nearly 500.