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86 Rohingya refugees break out of shelter

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SONGKHLA : About 100 police and defence volunteers are hunting 84 Rohingya migrants who escaped their detention centre at the immigration office in Sadao district early yesterday. 

Sadao immigration officials said 86 of the 137 Rohingya migrants held at the centre broke out _ the second mass escape of Rohingya in the district in two weeks.

They used files to cut iron bars in their cell, broke through the ceiling and then used sarongs as ropes to scale down eight metres from the roof before fleeing into a rubber plantation behind the immigration office building.

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