A group of 60 Vietnamese fled a casino in the town of Bavet, Cambodia’s Svay Rieng province on Saturday.
Another four were caught by the casino’s guards, Vietnamese state media reported, citing the Vietnamese embassy in Cambodia.
On Saturday afternoon, a video clip spread on social media showing dozens of Vietnamese workers fleeing the casino in the rain at Bavet Kandal Hamlet in Bavet. The city is near a border gate that leads to Vietnam Moc Bai Gate in Tay Ninh . Province
Upon hearing the news, the Vietnamese embassy in Phnom Penh contacted Cambodian authorities to find out the facts.
According to local media, it asked Cambodian authorities to be involved in rescuing the remaining Vietnamese citizens at the casino, verifying people’s identities and repatriating them.
Later that same day, Cambodian police asked the casino to release 11 more Vietnamese nationals. According to media reports, the police were still questioning the group.
This is the second massive outbreak of Vietnamese from a casino in Cambodia in a month.
On August 18, more than 40 Vietnamese broke out of a China-owned casino in Cambodia’s Kandal province and swam across the Binh Di River to Vietnam’s An Giang Province.
Vietnam’s foreign ministry said it had helped about 600 Vietnamese citizens home since the beginning of the year.
It said they went to work in Cambodia with the promise of “light work, high pay”, but were later exploited, beaten, beaten and asked to call their relatives for a ransom so they could return home.