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Mexico 'jail break tunnel' opened to reporters

20 September 2012 Last updated at 12:24 BST

Authorities in Mexico are continuing to search for more than 130 prisoners who escaped from the Piedras Negras prison on Monday.

On Wednesday reporters were allowed inside a 6.5m long tunnel which it was believed the prisoners used to escape before cutting their way through a chain link barrier.

However, on Thursday, a senior official said three recaptured fugitives said they had not used the tunnel, instead walking out of the main gate, allegedly aided by prison guards.

Roopa Suchak reports.

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