More than 100 escaped inmates at large in Brazil

2016-10-01 22:25
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Sao Paulo - Officials say more than 100 inmates remain at large more than two days after a mass breakout at a prison in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

The state prison administration says in a statement issued on Saturday that authorities had recaptured 343 of the 470 inmates who escaped from the Progressao Penitentiary in Jardinopolis on Thursday.

The prison was built to hold 1 080 inmates, but held 1 861.

Prison officials said the inmates escaped during a riot that started during a routine search. They initially said all had been recaptured. 

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