19 Feb 2012

Funerals for Honduran fire dead

6:42 pm on 19 February 2012

Funerals have been held across Honduras for some of the victims of Tuesday's prison fire in Comayagua, in which more than 350 died.

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has ordered a safety review of all prisons as experts try to establish the causes of the blaze in the prison.

Officials say the number of dead has risen to 358 after two badly burned victims died in hospital.

Many of the victims can only be identified through DNA testing and so far only 18 bodies have been released to their families for burial.