A riot erupted in the central prison of Hajja governorate in northern Yemen on Sunday and there have been reports of deaths and injuries, Almasdar reported.
The website quoted statements by locals as saying they heard fire inside the prison.
It also quoted one of the inmates who said by telephone that some prisoners have been killed and others injured after the prison guards fired at them, but no officials or independent sources were available to confirm that.
However, the website reported the names of three inmates who were injured in the riot that came amid disagreements between the governor of Hajja and the newly appointed security director by the council of ministers.
Furthermore, sources were quoted as saying the governor had ordered the prison director to ignore the security director.
Some of central prisons in Yemeni key provinces have witnessed riots, most of which led to deaths and injuries.