Inmates record their tunnel escape from Brazil prison

RIO VERDE, Brazil (NBC/TV GLOBO via RTV) — Inmates who dug their way out of a Brazilian prison recorded their escape on a cell phone. Thirteen prisoners were able to escape from a prison in Brazil’s Goias State after digging a tunnel in their cell.

The prison guard on duty has been suspended, local media reports. A police official said the cell had not been inspected for nearly 60 days. Police have apprehended two of the escaped convicts, according to reports. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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