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Indonesian Prison Escape

Four foreign nationals have escaped the Bali’s Kerokoban Prison using a tunnel, the Indonesian police are searching for the prisoners.

Earlier they were identified as Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov, Indian Sayed Muhammad and Malaysian Tee Kok King.

Officials said prison guards became aware of the escape while conducting a morning check of inmates at the Kerobokan jail in Bali’s capital, Denpasar.

It is believed that the four men are believed to have escaped through a 50-by-70-centimetre hole found in a wall that connects to a 15-metre-long water tunnel heading toward a main street.

The Indonesian police believe that the men are still in Bali and not far from the prison.

Jailbreaks are common in Indonesia, where overcrowding has become a problem in prisons that are struggling to cope with poor funding and an influx of people arrested on drugs charges.

Earlier in the month of May, about 200 prisoners broke out of an overcrowded jail on Sumatra island in May after being let out of cells for Friday prayers.

Some reports said it was an existing tunnel used for water drainage.

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