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An inmate was killed and a warder injured during an attempted breakout by five prisoners at the Thung Song district prison in Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Sunday. 

Warders talk with newsmen outside the gate of the prison after the attempt escape on Sunday. (Photo by Post Today)

Authorities said warder Somboon Sangseedam, 56, who was unarmed, was inspecting the prison’s furniture factory when he was taken hostage by Sirichai Petchsri, 28, an inmate convicted of drug and gun possession charges, who led four other prisoners in the escape attempt shortly before noon.

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