Hundreds break out of DRCongo jail

At least six two people were killed on Thursday when 301 inmates staged a dawn jailbreak from an eastern Democratic Republic of Congo prison, police said.
Gunfire rang out shortly before sunrise on Thursday at the prison in the city of Bukavu, residents said.
The inmates managed to force their way through the main gate a short while later.
"We have just finished the tally, there were a total of 301 escapees, but 35 have already been recaptured," a police officer told AFP news agency, requesting anonymity.
According to the officer the inmates managed to open the prison doors after taking weapons.
The source added that a civilian and a soldier had been killed and seven injured.
At least 1,600 prisoners were in the prison at the time of the breakout, according to AFP.
Large numbers of police and soldiers surrounded the prison after the escape.
Source –  Agencies

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