23 Oct 2012

Prisoners killed by bomb in van

5:32 am on 23 October 2012

At least two prisoners were killed and 15 injured by a bomb in a prison transport van in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Police say there were 36 prisoners on the van and 19 were unharmed. Two escaped, but were recaptured.

The wounded were taken to various local hospitals under heavy guard.

National television said the van was transporting prisoners from court to Johannesburg Central prison on monday.