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92 inmates escape in Ethiopia prison break

IANS  |  Addis Ababa 

At least 92 prisoners have escaped from a prison in Ethiopia's state, the reported on Tuesday.

John Umod, of city prison, said the prison break occurred on Monday when guards were trying to stop a fight among inmates, News Agency (ENA) reported.

A manhunt for the escapees was underway, Umod said, adding that the prison was housing 316 inmates before the prison break.

In September 2016, a "failed prison break" near Ethiopia's capital left at least 23 inmates dead.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 19:16 IST
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