5 Jun 2012

42 inmates escape in Papua

2:34 pm on 5 June 2012

Media reports say as many as 42 inmates at the Wamena Penitentiary in Jayawijaya regency in Papua in Indonesia escaped custody last evening.

The Jakarta Post reports the inmates escaped after attacking prison guards.

The Papua Police deputy chief Brigadier General Paulus Waterpauw says the police are currently pursuing the escaped prisoners.