Two Rohingyas die in Thai police custody: DPA

Two Rohingyas die in Thai police custody: DPA

Two Rohingya men from Burma have died in police custody in Thailand, DPA has reported, citing local authorities on Wednesday.

One man died from dehydration and another from an infection, Pol Capt Suwit Nuansoong is reported saying.

The victims were among 98 ethnic Rohingya migrants crammed into the back of five pickup trucks which were stopped at a checkpoint by police early Monday in the southern Thai province of Nakhon Sri Thammarat.

A woman was found crushed to death at the scene, while the rest of the group was detained. Early reports indicate that the migrants may be part of a trafficking ring and were en route to find work in Malaysia.
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