No fewer than 113 inmates have escaped from a prison in Indonesia’s Aceh province after breaking through the doors with barbells and other crude weapons, an official said on Friday.
“After evening prayers on Thursday, the prisoners destroyed doors leading to Banda Aceh prison’s hall and then into the guest area,’’ Meurah Budiman, the head of the provincial justice department, said.
Budiman said that guards tried to stop the inmates breaking out from there but were overpowered.
“No fewer than 26 of the escapees have since been recaptured,’’ he said.
Report says Indonesian prisons are overcrowded and understaffed; meanwhile, jailbreaks are not uncommon.