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Seven out of ten escapees from Valais education center caught

Following the escape of ten young people from the closed Pramont education center in Granges VS, another escaped convict was arrested on Thursday night. This means that three escapees are still on the run.

The search and investigation work will continue with great effort in order to arrest the three fugitives who are still missing, the Valais cantonal police announced on Thursday.

Ten teenagers and young men broke out of the center shortly before midnight last Saturday. They had previously locked the guard in a cell. He was slightly injured. The youths then fled in a vehicle they had stolen nearby.

Following the third breakout from this facility within a year, the canton announced increased security measures on Wednesday. Among other things, a private security guard will be deployed to monitor the facility at night with immediate effect. This will increase the number of guards to two between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Additional cameras, a new security fence, exterior lighting and motion detectors are also to be installed throughout the facility.

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