19 Nov 2012

Hunt for two more escaped prisoners in Fiji

11:26 am on 19 November 2012

The search is on in Fiji for two of four inmates who escaped from the Suva Corrections center last night.

The four were all remand prisoners and escaped after cutting bars at the Damanu Dormitory.

Police say one man was captured in the early hours of this morning at Vatuwaqa while another was captured at Laucala Beach.

A corrections spokesperson, Ana Tudrau, says the escaped inmates were seen boarding a taxi at the service station near the remand center a little after 11 last night still in their orange inmate uniforms.

FBC news reports her saying five officers were on duty last night with close to four hundred inmates at the remand center.

Meanwhile the search continues for three inmates who escaped from the Nadi Police station on Diwali night last week.