PUTNAM COUNTY Georgia- FOX News reports two Georgia prison guards were  killed by two inmates Tuesday in Putnam County, Georgia and a manhunt is under way for the suspects.

The prisoners were allegedly on work duty and traveling on a prison bus when they overpowered the prison guards, killed them and ran.

The escaped inmates have been identified as Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Rowe, whose nickname is “Whiskey,” was convicted of armed robbery and is in prison for life without parole. Dubose was also convicted of armed robbery. Rowe has been in prison since June 2002. Dubose has been in prison since July 2015.

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