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41 escape from Mexico prison

world Updated: Mar 26, 2010 07:43 IST
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Fortyone inmates, most of them facing charges of murder or abduction, escaped from a prison in the northern Mexican city of Matamoros, authorities said.

All but three of the escaped prisoners were facing charges for federal offences such as murder and kidnapping. Two prison guards also fled with them, Ives Soberon Tijerina, public safety secretary of Tamaulipas, said Thursday.

Two officials have been sacked and some 100 guards and administrative employees were being interrogated in this connection, he said.