Haiti Prison Break: 25 Killed, 400 Prisoners Escape

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

27th Feb, 2021. 11:06 pm
Haiti Prison Break: 25 Killed, 400 Prisoners Escape

A prison break in Haiti, the most populous country in the Caribbean, has killed at least 25 people and freed 400 prisoners.

According to the foreign news agency, the violent incident of breaking the jail took place in the central jail of the capital Port-au-Prince yesterday during which 400 prisoners escaped.

Officials said that the six inmates have been dead, including the jail warden, while the rest of the dead were civilians who were killed by the inmates while fleeing.

Authorities say there were about 1,500 inmates in the jail, and several have been arrested while fleeing.

Earlier last year, twenty prisoners have been killed in a shootout with police during a prison breakout.

The Justice Ministry said that some prisoners had attacked guards with rocks and grabbed a gun as they attempted to flee the Farafangana prison in the southeast of the Indian Ocean island.

On the other hand, 37 out of 88 escapees have been captured by the police and army. During a shootout, another 20 were killed and 8 were wounded.

The Ministry said that 31 prisoners are still on the run. The ministry has decided to strengthen security measures.

Such incidents had happened in the past in Madagascar. Around 40 prisoners had escaped from a high-security prison in Toliary in southern Madagascar.

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