Sunday 10 September 2017

‘120 Inmates Escape’ After Prison Destroyed By Hurricane Irma

More than 100 inmates are believed have escaped a prison on the British Virgin Islands after the building was blown open by Hurricane Irma.

As many as 120 prisoners may have fled the ‘partially destroyed’ site on the island of Tortola as the storm wreaked another day of devastation on the Caribbean, sources told Sky News.

One British Virgin Islands resident, Paul Exner, who is president of expedition firm Modern Geographic Sailing, said that the inmates were initially kept back by armed guard but were ‘let go’.

The prison is believed to house up to 200 inmates in total.

More than £1billion worth of damage has been caused to the British Virgin Islands as the eye of Irma crossed over the region.

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