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Athens prison brawl leaves at least 2 dead, 21 injured including 2 in critical condition

  • Inmates are seen in the Korydallos Prison on Sunday, May 3, 2015, after two prisoners died, both of Pakistani nationality, and 21 others were injured in a brawl among inmates Sunday, authorities say.  All injured people, some in serious condition, have been taken to outside hospitals for treatment. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Inmates are seen in the Korydallos Prison on Sunday, May 3, 2015, after two prisoners died, both of Pakistani nationality, and 21 others were injured in a brawl among inmates Sunday, authorities say. All injured people, some in serious condition, have been taken to outside hospitals for treatment. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Riot police officers stand guard outside Korydallos Prison on Sunday, May 3, 2015, after two prisoners died, both of Pakistani nationality, and 21 others were injured in a brawl among inmates Sunday, authorities say. All injured people, some in serious condition, have been taken to outside hospitals for treatment.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Riot police officers stand guard outside Korydallos Prison on Sunday, May 3, 2015, after two prisoners died, both of Pakistani nationality, and 21 others were injured in a brawl among inmates Sunday, authorities say. All injured people, some in serious condition, have been taken to outside hospitals for treatment. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Barbed wire surrounds the Korydallos Prison yard on Sunday, May 3, 2015, after two prisoners died, both of Pakistani nationality, and 21 others were injured in a brawl among inmates Sunday, authorities say. All injured people, some in serious condition, have been taken to outside hospitals for treatment. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Barbed wire surrounds the Korydallos Prison yard on Sunday, May 3, 2015, after two prisoners died, both of Pakistani nationality, and 21 others were injured in a brawl among inmates Sunday, authorities say. All injured people, some in serious condition, have been taken to outside hospitals for treatment. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

Greek authorities say a brawl at an Athens prison has left at least two inmates dead and 21 others injured, many seriously.

Authorities say the brawl happened in the Korydallos prison over control of a wing. The two dead inmates are Pakistani.

A justice ministry official says that prisoners of Albanian and Arab origin clashed with Pakistani inmates right after dinner on Sunday, and just before prisoners were led back to their cells, with makeshift knives.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to give details about an ongoing investigation, says the injured have been transferred to an outside hospital and at least two are in critical condition. He says the situation inside the prison is now calm.