31 Jul 2008

Fiji escaped prisoner in critical condition

10:45 am on 31 July 2008

An escaped prisoner, who was injured while being re-captured, is still in a critical condition in Fiji's Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

Jo Baleiloa underwent surgery last Thursday.

The hospital says he has serious head injuries and is in a coma.

It also says he is still on life support.

His father said earlier his son's fingers and legs are also broken.