16 inmates escape from a prison in Tak Bai district

Thai police road checkpoint

Thai police road checkpoint. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Sixteen inmates escaped from Khok Yamoo temporary prison in Tak Bai district of Narathiwat province late Friday night (April 6), prompting local authorities and police to launch extensive hunt for the escapees.

Most of the 16 inmates are Narathiwat residents charged with drug abuses, according to authorities.

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By Thai PBS

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