5,000 escape in Egypt prison break

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bearice, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Thousands of inmates have managed to escape from a prison in western Egypt as thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets.

    Some 5,000 Egyptian prisoners broke out of a penitentiary in Faiyum Governorate, located about 130 kilometers (81 miles) southwest of Cairo, early on Sunday, DPA reported.

    A top official holding the rank of general was killed in the incident.