Five detainees pass away in auto accident after mass-breakout from Lebanese prison

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    69 inmates escaped from a Lebanese prison and five of them died in a car crash while driving away from police chasing them.

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    The 5 detainees passed away while escaping from a police vehicle chasing them (Picture: Getty)

    A group of 69 prisoners broke out of a jail in Lebanon after smashing their cell doors and assaulting jail guards.

    Five of those who got away passed away when a vehicle they took crashed into a tree throughout the taking place cops chase, authorities stated.

    The mass-breakout happened at a jail in Baabda, east of Lebanon’s capital Beirut.

    Police stated so far 15 prisoners have actually been re-arrested and 4 of the gotten away detainees handed themselves over.

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    A manhunt is underway for the staying crooks and security forces have actually sealed the location around the jail.

    President Michel Aoun was informed about the break-out and purchased that search operations be heightened and the event examined. 

    69 inmates escaped from a Lebanese prison and five of them died in a car crash while driving away from police chasing them.

    Police have actually re-arrested 15 prisoners and 4 handed themselves in (Picture: EPA)

    69 inmates escaped from a Lebanese prison and five of them died in a car crash while driving away from police chasing them.

    Police are trying to find the staying detainees (Picture: Getty Images)

    69 inmates escaped from a Lebanese prison and five of them died in a car crash while driving away from police chasing them.

    Prisoners’ family members collected outside the detention centre to ask what took place (Picture: Getty Images)

    The state news firm NNA earlier stated the detainees had actually gotten away from the jail at dawn after bursting cell doors.

    Following the event, the family members of some detainees were seen collected outside the prison to ask what took place.

    In April, Amnesty International reported that there had actually been riots in Lebanese prisons and households had actually arranged sit-in demonstrations. 

    They were requiring detainees to be launched since of their vulnerability to getting coronavirus.

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