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Nong Khai launches manhunt for 10 Uighurs escaping from immigration detention centre

Police and local administration authorities in Nong Khai province launched an extensive dragnet for 10 Uighur adults after they broke open the detention centre at Nong Khai immigration office and escaped under heavy rains last night.

The jailbreak was disclosed at 7 am today after immigration police alerted local police and sought help to hunt down the 10 Uighur adults after they disappeared from the detention centre at the immigration office.

A check of the detention room found that the escapees bent down the iron ceiling grill and drilled a hole in the ceiling.

They tied the ceiling grill with clothes and climbed through the hole to escape out of the room before cutting off the barbed wire fence to run away.

The daring escape was conducted at night while there was heavy rainstorm, thus the jailbreak sound was unheard by guards when thunders covered the sounds.

All the escapees are male and aged between 20-41.

They were detained at Nong Khai immigration office for illegal entry.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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