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Bodies of 12 Burmese Migrants Found off Thai Coast

3 June 2013

Twelve bodies believed to belong to Burmese migrants have been found floating off the coast of Thailand’s Ranong Province, the Bangkok Post reports. The bodies of three women were discovered on Saturday, and nine others were found the next day, according to the newspaper. Pol Lt-Col Niran said that all 12 may have been traveling together by boat when they were hit by a severe storm. Thai police said are contacting their Burmese counterparts to beef up measures to prevent people travelling to Thailand illegally on boats.