Local sources from Jufra reported the escape of 32 prisoners from the Correctional and Rehabilitation Institution in Jufra town.

The sources told local media on Monday that among the fugitives a person accused of a murder case and two others who were given prison sentences, pointing out that 16 of the fugitives were arrested.

The sources added that the prison administration informed the public prosecution in the city of Misurata of the incident to take the necessary legal action.

Jufra Correctional and Rehabilitation Institution is one of the largest prisons in the southern region and is currently housing more than 100 prisoners.