More than 100 inmates Escaped from a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo during heavy rains, the jail's Director, Mutanade Nyongoli, said on Tuesday.

However a total of 119 inmates broke out of the jail in Kabinda town in Central Congo's Lomami province late on Monday. 

Following the story it occurred to us that dozen of escapees have already been caught by police and had been in pre-trial detention. 

Meanwhile prison breaks are not uncommon in Congo, with about 900 prisoners escaping an institution in North Kivu province in june after gunmen stormed the building.