Prisoners escape in Buri Ram jail riot after Covid-19 rumour

30.03.2020 - 00:21

BURI RAM: A riot erupted at the central prison of this lower northeastern province after about 100 hard-core prisoners broke furniture and smashed windows and set a fire over rumours of a Covid-19 outbreak on Sunday, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin said. A number of prisoners escaped, he said, but seven have so far been recaptured.

(other, Buriram)

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