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Shocking! 92 Inmates Escape From Ethiopian Prison

Ninety-two prison inmates have escaped from a prison in Gambella regional state in Western Ethiopia, state media, Ethiopia News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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John Umod, Chief Police Inspector of Gambella City Prison, said the prison break occurred on Monday when guards were trying to stop a fight among inmates.

“A manhunt for the 92 escapees and an investigation are underway,’’ Umod said.

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He noted that the prison was housing 316 inmates before the prison break.

In September 2016, a “failed prison break’’ near Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, left at least 23 inmates dead.

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