Leicester Mercury

1,300 escape from prison

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MORE than 1,300 inmates have escaped from the central prison of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an attack by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces, the city’s mayor has said.

Modeste Bakwanamah­a said that one inmate had died in the attack on Kangbayi prison.

The mayor said that 20 of the escaped prisoners had already returned.

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