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Two of 10 Kidnapped Oil Workers Escape

October 17, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Two Frenchman kidnapped with eight other foreign oil workers in the Amazon region of Ecuador escaped from their captors and found refuge in the capital, Quito, the government said. Jean-Louis Froidurot and Jamy Marcelly broke free from their kidnappers and returned to Quito, where they were under the protection of local law enforcement officials, the government said. The 10 foreigners were kidnapped Thursday from an oil camp about 160 miles south of Ecuador's border with Colombia. They were taken in a stolen helicopter that reappeared Friday near the border.

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