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Four foreign inmates escape from Bali prison

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:00

Indonesian police launch a manhunt for four foreign inmates who escaped from an overcrowded prison in the resort island of Bali by crawling through a narrow tunnel dug under the walls. Ryan Brooks reports.

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A team of inmates digging their way out of prison in Indonesia. Officials on Monday saying three locals and four foreigners are believed to have escaped on Sunday night, tunneling under the prison guards and out onto a main street in the resort island of Bali. They're believed to have wriggled their way through this 40-foot long tunnel that prison chiefs say must have taken about a week to dig. The hunt is now on to find the convicts. "Officers and officials are on the move," said Bali Prison Chief Surung Pasaribu. "All authorities have arrived to coordinate in order to apprehend the inmates." The four foreigners on the run were serving sentences for a variety of crimes. Among them, an Australian who was serving a one-year sentence for breaking immigration rules, and only had two-and-a-half months left to serve. Breakout attempts are fairly common in Indonesia's overcrowded prisons. Just last month 350 inmates fled a jail on Sumatra Island.

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Four foreign inmates escape from Bali prison

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:00