10-10-2004, 06:13 PM #1Former Member
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Nearly 50 break out of jail using towel rope
I thought this only worked in the movies
Nearly 50 prisoners have escaped from a Rio de Janeiro jail using a rope made of sheets and towels in the city's second mass breakout in four days, officials said.
On Thursday, 69 people fled from a police detention centre on the outskirts via a tunnel dug from the jail's courtyard.
This time, 48 prisoners of the Benfica jail in the northern part of Rio made a hole in the ceiling of the cellblock and used a rope to climb the wall of the jail before dawn on Sunday.
A duty official at the state penitentiary secretariat said authorities suspected guards had been paid to turn a blind eye as a turret on the wall was not staffed during the escape. The guards were under arrest.