At least three inmates who escaped from Singila Prison in Moroto District, Uganda on Wednesday have been killed while seven others were recaptured, Ugandan prison authorities have confirmed.
Mr Frank Baine, the prisons spokesperson, said a total of 219 inmates managed to escape from the facility which houses 620 prisoners.
Mr Baine said that after the incident, a joint security force comprising of the Ugandan army and police was dispatched and spent the whole night patrolling parts of Mt Moroto where the prisoners had climbed.
“By Thursday, seven of the escapees had been captured and three others are counted dead,” he said.
He says a team from Soroti Prison has been dispatched to reinforce their counterparts at Singila.
“More manpower has been dispatched from Soroti to Moroto to help in hunting for the escapees before they gain access into Kenya where it will be very hard to get them,” he said.