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Massive manhunt for jailbreak duo

Hundreds of police in body armour have poured into a small town in New York state in the search for two killers who used power tools to break out of a maximum security prison.

The hunt focused on Willsboro, close to Lake Champlain, after residents reported seeing a couple of men walking on a road during a driving rainstorm. David Sweat (34) and Richard Matt (48) cut through a steel wall and crawled through a pipe to emerge through a manhole in breaking out from Clinton Correctional Facility, 32km from the Canadian border.