May 9, 2015 / 12:36 PM / 4 years ago

Death toll from Iraq prison break rises to 62: officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from a prison break in Iraq climbed to 50 inmates and 12 police on Saturday, prison and police officials said.

The deaths occurred inside Al-Khalis prison northeast of Baghdad during a riot and on a manhunt for escaped convicts overnight, they said.

Reporting by Baghdad bureau; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Louise Ireland

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