SONGKHLA, Jan 8 – Nineteen illegal Rohingya migrants escaped from a detention facility of the immigration police in the southern province.
The detention center stands in Moo 2 village of Samnak Kham sub-district in Sadao district. All the escapees are male.
Evidence showed that they broke iron bars of a window on the third floor of the center, climbed down cloth and jumped to the ground at about 4am.
Police, soldiers and administrative officials were hunting for them and arrested one escapee who had a broken leg and hid near a villager’s house.
Authorities were looking for other escapees in rubber plantations near the Thai-Malaysian border. Two years ago, illegal Rohingya migrants escaped from the same detention facility.