Hundreds of inmates escape from Haiti prison

Hundreds of inmates escape from Haiti prison

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) –   More than 400 prisoners are on the run in Haiti after escaping from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Authorities said 25 people died following Thursday’s mass escape from the Croix-des-Bouquets prison, including the prison director.

The victims included bystanders who were caught up in the violence, officials said.

One of those who fled, a powerful gang leader named as Arnel Joseph, was killed hours after escaping.

Joseph, still wearing prison ankle cuffs, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was flagged down at a checkpoint, police spokesman Gary Desrosiers said.

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