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Indonesia prison break: Five die and dozens escape

Five people are reported to have been killed in a riot at a prison in Indonesia's Sumatra island that led to the escape of dozens of inmates.

The riot broke out at Tanjung Gusta prison in Medan on Thursday, leaving parts of the jail engulfed in flames.

Police said the violence was sparked by a power cut that left inmates without water.

Hundreds of security personnel are searching for more than 100 inmates who escaped during the riot.

Karishma Vaswani reports.

  • 12 Jul 2013
  • From the section Asia
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