Fire guts Kumasi Central Prisons

Reports reaching JoyNews indicate that fire tonight gutted the prisons.

Fire service personnel have the situation under control but the situation has been exacerbated by the panicked prisoners, who made an aborted attempt to escape from the facility and are currently rioting.

Armed police responding to the scene are reportedly employing tear gas in an attempt to control the situation.

It is not immediately clear whether there have been any casualties in the fire or ensuing rioting.

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