110 Inmates On Run After Philippines' Biggest Jailbreak
KIDAPAWAN, Philippines, Jan 5, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) : Philippine authorities said Thursday they had captured 34 inmates who escaped in the nation's biggest jailbreak but more than 110 remained on the run in vast farmlands and isolated villages of the nation's strife-torn south.
Suspected guerrillas stormed a decrepit jail in one of the major southern cities on Wednesday, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, in what authorities said was a bid to free fellow rebels.
Thirty-four of the inmates had been recaptured by Thursday morning, adding to five who were killed on Wednesday, jail authorities said, but they emphasised there were many obstacles in the manhunt. "This is a very wide area. Aside from sugar, rubber and coconut plantations, there are areas and camps held by rebels that we cannot easily enter," jail warden Peter Bongngat told AFP.