Some families take their children back to the drug detoxification centre after 119 drug users escaped in Tiền Giang Province on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nam Thai
TIỀN GIANG — More than 100 drug addicts being treated at a health centre have escaped.
Police in Mekong Delta Tiền Giang Province and staff at the centre are trying to find the addicts to encourage them to continue the treatment programme.
Nguyễn Văn Bé Ba, director of the drug detoxification centre under the provincial Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, said on Wednesday afternoon, 66 out of 119 escaped addicts were brought back the centre.
Earlier, around 10am on Wednesday, 119 addicts fled despite the centre staff's efforts to prevent them escaping.
After leaving the detox centre, they divided into several groups and some of them stole clothes, bicycles and motorbikes of nearby households to flee. — VNS