Prison guards shoot dead 3 escapees in Galle

[TamilNet, Friday, 12 September 2008, 08:21 GMT]
Three prisoners were shot and killed by prison guards while the prisoners tried to escape from the Galle prison Friday afternoon, police said.

The prisoners had jumped over the wall and tried to escape through China Garden road in Galle when they were spotted by the guards.

The guards chased the prisoners and gunned them down on the spot.

Bodies have been taken to Karapitiya Hospital for postmortem examinations.

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