Maldives Correctional Service has captured two inmates who attempted to escape the Asseyri Prison in K. Hinmafushi.
Commissioner of Prisons Ahmed Mohamed Fulhu confirmed the incident in a tweet.
Ahmed said the incident took place Monday night.
According to Ahmed, the two inmates attempted to escape by climbing over the wall of the prison.
He did not provide any further details.
Ahmed said Maldives Correctional Service is investigating the incident.
“We will take necessary action to ensure this does not happen again,” he said.