Twenty inmates have been killed in a shootout with Police during a prison break in Madagascar on Sunday, August 23, 2020.
The Justice Ministry said scores of Prisoners attacked Guards with rocks and grabbed a gun as they tried to flee the Farafangana Prison in the South-East of the Indian Ocean island.
The Police and Army moved in, capturing 37 of the 88 escapees, while another 20 were killed and eight wounded in a shootout.
The Ministry said thirty-one inmates are still on the run, vowing to boost security at all penitentiaries across the Country.
It would be recalled that in 2016, around 40 detainees broke out from a high-security prison in Toliary, Southern Madagascar.