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4 Vietnamese escape from detention center in Yilan

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4 Vietnamese escape from detention center in Yilan

Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Four Vietnamese nationals detained by the National Immigration Agency for illegal stays, escaped from the Yilan detention center in northeastern Taiwan Sunday, triggering a manhunt operation by police and other relevant authorities.
The escape was discovered in the early hours of the day when the detention center personnel running a routine headcount realized that four inmates were missing from a room, according to the detention center.
All four of the escapees are from Vietnam, the center said, noting that the detainees managed to loosen screws on the iron bars of a room window, then crawled from the window out to the eaves of the facility's kitchen on the first floor before jumping down to the ground, the center said.
The Yilan detention center is run by the immigration agency to detain foreigners arrested for illegal stays in Taiwan before their deportation. (By Justin Su, Worthy Sheng and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-23 06:05 GMT+08:00