At least 50 inmates escape Libyan prison
27 March 2013, 11:07
Tripoli - A Libyan security official says nearly 50 inmates
have fled a prison in an oasis city in the country's southern desert, and
authorities shot one dead during the escape.
The security official said the inmates broke out of the
prison in Sabha early on Tuesday. He said prison guards fired warning shots to
stop them, which resulted in the death of one. Two others were injured.
The official said nine inmates were arrested while
authorities continue the search for 36 others. The official said the prisoners
were rioting against what they said were bad prison conditions, setting fire to
their cells, and breaking up doors. He said they jumped over the prison wall.
He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to