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7 inmates killed in fight at South Carolina maximum security prison

Seven inmates were killed and 17 others injured in a fight at Lee Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in South Carolina, The Associated Press reports. No officers were reportedly wounded.

The prison "was secured at 2:55 a.m. following an incident which started at 7:15 p.m.," South Carolina's Department of Corrections tweeted early Monday morning. "The incident involved multiple inmate on inmate altercations in three housing units."

The prison, which holds about 1,500 inmates, is considered one of the state's "most dangerous," Fox News writes, and another inmate was killed in February, also in a fight.