86 Rohingya flee Songkhla detention

Around 100 police and defence volunteers are hunting 84 Rohingya migrants who broke out of their detention centre at the immigration office in Sadao district of Songkhla province over night, reports said.

Of the total of 137 Rohingya migrants held at the centre, 86 escaped on Monday night.

They used files to cut iron bars in their cell, broke through the ceiling, then used sarongs as ropes to scale down the eight metres from the rooftop of the second floor and fled into the rubber plantation behind the immigration office building.

Two of them have been recaptured, said the reports.

On the night of Aug 9, 30 Rohingya migrants broke out of their detention cell at the Sadao district police station and escaped.

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