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  • 17 August 2014, 13:14

Prisoners Film Tunnel Jail Break On Phone

Gloating prisoners who dug a tunnel from their prison cell filmed their escape on a mobile phone and posted the pictures online.

Thirteen prisoners in Brazil managed to make a run for it in Rio Verde, Goias state.

The prison guard on duty has been suspended for not rumbling the inmates' subterranean plot.

Police deputy Jaqueline Camargo Machado admitted the prisoners' cell had not been inspected for a while.

She said: "The guard that was there on the day, that was looking after things ... we now know that there had not been an inspection of the cell for almost 60 days.

"They dug a tunnel and it was easy to escape."

Brazilian television showed CCTV of some of the men scarpering across the prison yard.

Police have so far managed to track down two of the prisoners.

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