Haiti jailbreak leaves 25 dead

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Two hundred inmates are still unaccounted for after a prison break in Haiti.
Camera IconTwo hundred inmates are still unaccounted for after a prison break in Haiti.

Twenty five people are dead and 200 inmates are still at large a day after a jailbreak in Haiti.

Six inmates are among those killed on Thursday at the penal facility in Croix-des-Bouquets, a suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince, athorities said.

The identities of the majority of those killed were initially unclear.

Anel Joseph, the head of a feared gang, was one of the six inmates who lost their lives.

Joseph, who fled the detention centre, was killed more than 100 kilometres northwest of the prison on Friday after attacking police officers.

The prison director, who was not named, was also among the fatalities.

Meanwhile inmates have since returned to the prison complex.

Dozens of inmates had escaped from the detention centre in an earlier incident in 2014.

At that time, armed attackers freed their jailed compatriots.

According to the Haiti Press Network, more than 1500 prisoners were held in the jail before the breakout.

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