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More trafficking victims buried

Rescue workers and security forces inspect an abandoned camp in Thailand's southern Songkhla province May 1, 2015. Thai police on Friday found at least 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh at what authorities say is an abandoned trafficking camp in a remote jungle in Thailand's south, police said. REUTERS/ Daily News   ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THAILAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN THAILAND
Rescue workers and security forces inspect an abandoned camp in Thailand’s southern Songkhla province May 1, 2015. 

POKOK SENA: The second batch of 30 remains of human trafficking victims, believed to be Rohingya migrants from Myanmar, found at
Bukit Wang Burma, Wang Kelian last month, were buried at a cemetery in Kampung Tualang today.

Kedah Islamic Religious Department (JAIK) director Datuk Noh Dahya said 28 of the victims were men and they were buried en masse in a grave, while the bodies of two women were laid to rest in an adjacent grave.

The burial started at 3.50 am and ended at 5.30 am, he added.

He said there were still 55 remains of human trafficking victims undergoing post mortem process at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, with 40 of them expected to be buried next week.

Last week, JAIK had buried 21 bodies of human trafficking victims which were found in Wang Kelian.

The burial was carried out by JAIK and the National Security Council with the assistance of local villagers, the police and members of the Kedah Rohingya Welfare Association.- BERNAMA

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