Thai authorities dug up the decomposed bodies of six suspected Rohingya migrants at the Malaysian-Thai border on Wednesday.
The decomposed remains of four women and two men were discovered at a rubber plantation in Thailand’s Songkhla province.
The bodies are thought to be the bodies of Rohingya Muslims who traveled from western Myanmar via the sea. Villagers living nearby the site told Reuters that the migrants are from nearby trafficking camps.
Thousands of Rohingya migrants travel to Thailand every year with the help of smugglers who often inflict horrific abuse on them. Thai police speculate that the migrants died from malnutrition or disease.
Wednesday’s discovery is around four kilometres from the site where 26 bodies were found last weekend.