Sierra Leone jail set ablaze after coronavirus riot


There has been an attempted prison break in Sierra Leone after a recently arrived inmate developed symptoms of coronavirus.

A warden was killed and several others injured in the riot at Pademba Road prison in the capital, Freetown. The jail was set ablaze.

Pademba Road prison has capacity for about 300 prisoners but currently houses more than 1,000.

Criminal courts have been suspended for a month in an effort to stem the spread of Covid-19 in jails.

There have been 104 confirmed coronavirus cases in Sierra Leone and four deaths.