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#PrisonBreak: Investigations continue

The Correctional Services Department says it's trying to determine the circumstances of the escape.

The men escaped through a window in the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: stock.xchng.

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Correctional Services says it's investigating all possibilities following the escape of seven inmates from the Groenpunt Maximum Security Prison in Vereeniging.

The men escaped through a window in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Five of them have been re-arrested.

The Correctional Services' Logan Maistry says the department is trying to determine the circumstances of the escape.

"Our investigations are continuing which will determine how the escape occurred."

Maistry says people must come forward if they have information.

"We are calling on anyone who might have information to please come forward."

The men were convicted of crimes including burglary, rape, attempted murder and are considered extremely dangerous

The search for two suspects still on the run continues.