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Thailand graves: Two skeletons found at camps in Phang Nga

98Thai officials say they have found two skeletons possibly linked to people smuggling, days after the discovery of 26 bodies in a mass grave.
Both skeletons were found in abandoned camps in Phang Nga province, the local governor said. One was tied to a tree.
Phang Nga is several hundred kilometres away from the site in Songkhla Province where 26 bodies were found last week.
Three Thais and a Burmese national have been arrested in Thailand on suspicion of human trafficking.
The mass grave containing 26 bodies was discovered in an abandoned jungle camp close to the Malaysian border – an area regularly used by people-smugglers.
Separately, a second camp with at least another five graves has been found in Songkhla Province, officials said on Tuesday.
The area is on a route regularly used by Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).
Officials believe would-be migrants are held in the camps by traffickers who demand ransoms from their families.
Police said the Thais arrested on Monday included one local council member from Songkhla province and two village officials.
Rights groups have long alleged that officials and local police are aware of, or complicit in, the trade.
The Burmese national was named as Soe Naing, known as Anwar. He was a “central figure who ran camps and sought ransoms”, deputy police commander Anuchon Chamart told AFP news agency.
Another four suspects – also local officials – are being sought by police.
The bodies were removed from the grave over the weekend
Many of the victims found in the camp are thought to have died from disease or starvation. A survivor told Thai media there were other mass graves in the area.
Every year thousands of people are trafficked through Thailand and into Malaysia.
Rohingya Muslims in particular have used the route to flee persecution and sectarian violence in neighbouring Myanmar.
In 2012, more than 200 people were killed and thousands left homeless after violence broke out between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar. Anti-Muslim violence has flared several times since then.
In December, the UN passed a resolution urging Myanmar to give access to citizenship for the Rohingya, many of whom are classed as stateless.