More than 100 inmates escaped from a jail on the west side of Recife, capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, of whom two were killed, the local press reported.

Early in the afternoon, one of the walls of Frei Damiao de Bonzanno Prison, which belongs to the Curado Penitentiary Complex in the northeastern part of the country, was destroyed by explosives and scores of prisoners were able to escape, according to the Diario de Pernambuco, the leading newspaper in the region.

According to the daily, which reported information provided by officials of the Pernambuco State Penitentiary System, two of the escapees died when 40 of them were recaptured by the Military Police.

That jailbreak took place just three days after another 53 inmates escaped from the Professor Barreto Campelo Prison of Itamaraca in the Recife metropolitan area, though all of those have now been captured. EFE