Twenty #inmates have been killed in a shoot-out with #police during a #prison breakout in Madagascar on Sunday, August 23. Tens of #prisoners attacked guards with rocks and grabbed a gun as they tried to flee the #Farafangana prison in the southeast of the Indian Ocean island. Thirty-seven of the 88 who managed to escape were captured by the police and #army while eight were wounded in the shoot-out. Thirty-one inmates are still on the run. Mass prison escapes are not uncommon in Madagascar.