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Seven ‘dangerous’ inmates escape from South Africa prison

South African police have launched a manhunt for seven inmates who have escaped from a prison in Grahamstown, a city in the Eastern Cape province.

According to a police statement, an officer who came on duty at 04:00 local time noticed some lights were on at the Makhanda Correctional facility and found that the prisoners had escaped through a window.

“Police are warning the community that these prisoners are dangerous and should not be approached instead police must be contacted,” the statement said.

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The escapees include one person charged with murder and five Zimbabwean nationals either imprisoned for or facing rhino-poaching charges.

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