30 Algerian workers escape desert gas facility - APS

ALGIERS Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:18am EST

ALGIERS Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thirty Algerian workers have managed to escape from the desert gas facility where dozens of hostages are being held hostage by an al Qaeda-affiliated group, Algeria's official APS news agency said on Thursday.

It did not say how they eluded their captors.