Agence France-PresseJuly 12, 2013 01:32
At least five people have been killed in violent riots at a jail in western Indonesia and about 100 prisoners, including terror convicts, are still on the loose, police said Friday.
"Three are prisoners, two are prison staff," said Heru Prakoso, North Sumatra province police spokesman, adding they died in fires at the facility.
Security forces were still struggling to regain control of the prison in Medan city on Sumatra island on Friday after riots erupted the previous day.
Around 150 people escaped during the unrest at the Tanjung Gusta prison, he said.