50 migrants escape from Istanbul repatriation centre

Istanbul, Nov 19 (IANS) At least 50 migrants escaped from a repatriation centre in Istanbul on Saturday, the media reported.

The migrants waiting to be deported at the Kumkapi Repatriation Centre in Istanbul’s Fatih district first set fire to the duvets and beds, Xinhua news agency reported.

Around 50 of them managed to run away after breaking the door, the report said, noting the police opened fire in the air in an attempt to stop them.

The police have launched an investigation.