7 escape from prison in northeast Greece
The inmates got out through a prison window and jumped over a fence, and police were searching an area near the town of Feres.
Police identified the prisoners as three foreign nationals from Iraq and one each from Algeria, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. Six had been jailed for trafficking in illegal migrants and one for a drug-related offense.
Each year, tens of thousands of illegal immigrants enter Greece across its border with Turkey on the Evros River.
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