Migrants quizzed over tourist murders in Thailand

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Migrants quizzed over tourist murders in Thailand

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Three Myanmar migrants are being questioned by police in Thailand in connection with the murder of two young British tourists.

The pair’s naked bodies were found on a beach in the small island of Koh Tao on Monday. Officials say their injuries indicate that they’d been beaten to death.

The friends had arrived in Thailand last month and had been seen partying at a bar not far from the beach hours before their death.

Police also say they want to speak to a possible friend of the victims who left the island hours after their death.

British officials say Western tourists have previously been victims of gang attacks on a nearby island.

A candlelit vigil was held on Monday evening at the beach close to where the bodies were found. About 100 people gathered to pray for the victims and their families.

On Tuesday morning, the tourists’ bodies were transferred to the Thai capital Bangkok for autopsy.