London: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may have fled on a golf buggy through a network of tunnels under his palatial building in Tripoli, a media report said on Friday.

The Libyan strongman's secret maze, buried beneath his palace, was discovered as jubilant rebel fighters stormed into the capital, reports say.

Rebels believe Gaddafi raced away through the underground tunnels just before they entered his sprawling compound.

One golf buggy was found smashed against a wall of the tunnel, which is believed to have secret exits all over Tripoli.

Gaddafi reportedly entered through a hatch, one of which was found by the rebels.

The concrete tunnels reportedly also housed an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a garage full of luxury cars.

(Agencies)