Australian Prison to Be Evacuated After Mice Plague
The prison will be evacuated while authorities repair gnawed electrical wiring and clear dead and decaying mice from walls and ceilings.
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A plague of mice that has ravaged vast swathes of eastern Australia has forced the evacuation of a prison while authorities repair gnawed electrical wiring and clear dead and decaying mice from walls and ceilings. Around 200 staff and 420 inmates will be transferred from the Wellington Correctional Center in rural New South Wales state to other prisons in the region during the next 10 days while cleaning and repairs take…