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Nine Eastern Cape prison escapees still on the run

The group escaped from the Glen Grey station on Friday, after they allegedly duped an on-duty police officer.

A task team has also been launched to investigate the escape of nine EC prisoners. Picture: Stock.xchng.

JOHANNESBURG- A manhunt for nine Eastern Cape inmates who fled from the Glen Grey Police Station is in its third day.

The group escaped on Friday after they allegedly duped an on-duty police officer.

Officials say the awaiting trial prisoners requested water from the policeman and upon arrival with the water the prisoners overpowered him.

They reportedly locked the officer in a cell before they fled.

The police's Khaya Tonjeni says a task team has also been launched to investigate the incident.

"We can confirm that there is no arrest at the moment. The police are following closely on the investigation and recapture is immanent."

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