Four foreign inmates escape Bali jail using tunnel

Indonesian soldiers patrol around Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali during rioting back in February 2012.
Indonesian soldiers patrol around Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali during rioting back in February 2012.PHOTO: AFP

DENPASAR, Indonesia (REUTERS) - Four foreign inmates have escaped from Kerobokan prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali using a tunnel, the head of the prison said on Monday (June 19).

Tony Nainggolan named the four as Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov, Indian Sayed Muhammad and Malaysian Tee Kok King.

"The tunnel is about 12m long and we suspect it took more than a week to build," Nainggolan said, adding that police had launched a search and believed the men were still in Bali and not far from the prison.