More than 200 prisoners are on the run in Haiti after escaping from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Authorities said 25 people died following Thursday’s mass escape from the Croix-des-Bouquets prison, including the prison director.
The victims included bystanders who were caught up in the violence, officials said.
One of those who fled, a powerful gang leader named as Arnel Joseph, was killed hours after escaping.
Joseph, still wearing prison ankle cuffs, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was flagged down at a checkpoint, police spokesman Gary Desrosiers said.
The motorcycle failed to stop and Joseph pulled a gun on officers who then shot and fatally wounded him, Mr Desrosiers said.
Joseph was Haiti’s most-wanted gang leader before his arrest in 2019.
Details of the escape are not clear, though it was initially reported that