About 68 prisoners escaped in Democratic Republic of Congo early Friday, with less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa’s main prison.
The local lawmaker, Jean-Claude Vuemba disclosed to AFP that the breakout occurred at around 1:00 am.
Ten of the escaped prisoners were quickly “recaptured,” said Vuemba who criticised the inmates’ living conditions as deplorable.
A local human rights activist who visited the prison on Friday said she had seen only four people there, two of them women.
It was not immediately clear how the prisoners escaped, with police saying investigators had been dispatched from Kinshasa.