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KAMPALA: A total of 219 inmates have escaped from a prison in Uganda’s northeastern district of Moroto, a prison spokesperson said here Thursday.
Frank Baine, Uganda prisons service spokesperson, said by telephone that seven inmates have been recaptured and three were killed after they escaped at Singila prison in Moroto town. Baine said the troops from the prisons, military and police are jointly pursuing the escapees.
The spokesperson added that the prisoners, a majority of them sentenced over illegal possession of firearms, took off with 14 guns and several rounds of ammunition.
(With inputs from agencies)