More prisoners escape in Madagascar

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
In a serious of escapes from prisons in the Indian Ocean island country of Madagascar, seven prisoners run away from prison Monday afternoon in Toamasina, a coastal port city 370 km northeast of the capital, while 11 others escaped from that of Betroka, a town 720 km south of the capital city. Security of the Toamasina prison was declared broken around 17:00 p.m. (1400 GMT) on Monday while the prisoners in Betroka run away at midnight on the same day, media here reported on Tuesday. The...