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Haiti: Hundreds Of Prison Inmates Flee After Armed Gangs Storm Facility | Photos

Hundreds of inmates fled from Haiti's main prison on Saturday night as armed gangs stormed the facility, sparking deadly violence across the capital. The Haitian government declared a state of emergency on Sunday, following days of unrest, including an attack on the main penitentiary, leaving most inmates at large.

Haiti Prison Break | Photo: AP/Odelyn Joseph

A burned car is seen outside the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hundreds of inmates have fled Haiti's main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility overnight.

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Haiti Prison Break | Photo: AP/Odelyn Joseph
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A woman walks past bodies of two men killed by unknown assailants in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Colombian inmates accused of participating in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise walk inside the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Colombian inmates accused of participating in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise open a gate inside the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Colombian inmates accused of participating in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise talk to journalists inside the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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An inmate helps another prisoner inside the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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An inmate waves at the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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An inmate stands at the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Inmates gather inside the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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