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  • Firefighters and police officers stand outside Tanjung Gusta prison, which was set ablaze by inmates after a riot broke out, in Medan, North Sumatra province, July 11, 2013. 
  • Inmates look out from inside a burned down office at Tanjung Gusta prison following a riot in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 12, 2013.
  • Inmates set fires and started a deadly riot that left five people dead and hundreds of prisoners on the loose, including convicted terrorists.
  • Indonesian soldiers stand guard in a burned down room at Tanjung Gusta prison following a riot in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 12, 2013. 

5 Dead in Indonesia Riot, Mass Prison Escape

Published July 12, 2013

Authorities in western Indonesia are searching for about 100 inmates who escaped from an overcrowded prison during a riot, in which at least five people were killed.


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