Bidor breakout: Escaped detainee dies in accident near Tapah

IPOH: Another detainee who escaped from the temporary Immigration detention centre in Bidor has died in an accident.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said a call was received at 9.20pm on Sunday (Jan 4) regarding the incident at KM332.5 of the North-South Expressway (NSE) near Tapah.

He said the initial report received stated that the accident involved a pick-up truck and a pedestrian.

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“The victim sustained head injuries and died at the scene.

“The body was sent to Hospital Tapah's forensic department for a post-mortem, and the Immigration officer who went to the hospital confirmed that the deceased was one of the escapees," he said on Monday (Feb 5).

Comm Mohd Yusri urged any witnesses to come forward and contact investigating officer Insp P. Prathiparaj at 014-617 8095.

A total of 131 Rohingya and Myanmar detainees escaped from the centre on Friday (Feb 2) after a riot broke out.

One was killed in an accident along KM335 of the NSE.

Comm Mohd Yusri said a total of 54 detainees have been recaptured so far, with efforts to bring in the remaining 75 ongoing.

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He added that at about 9.45pm on Sunday, police arrested one of the Rohingya nationals at Felcra Jalan Kachu in Tapah.

Two more escapees were arrested at 3.35am Monday, one along KM327 of the NSE near Tapah, and the other one at Batu 2, Jalan Pahang in Tapah.

The escaped detainees comprised 115 Rohingya and 16 Myanmar nationals, all males.

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