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Police find 32 bodies of suspected Myanmar Rohingya at jungle camp near Thai-Malaysia border

Thai rescuers carry a dead body to a hospital in Songkhla province, southern of Thailand Friday, May 1, 2015. Police in Thailand found dozens of shallow graves Friday and at least one corpse in an isolated mountain shelter that is believed to be a trafficking camp for ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)

Thai rescuers carry a dead body to a hospital in Songkhla province, southern of Thailand Friday, May 1, 2015. Police in Thailand found dozens of shallow graves Friday and at least one corpse in an isolated mountain shelter that is believed to be a trafficking camp for ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Thailand say they have found the bodies of 32 people believed to be ethnic Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar in an isolated jungle camp, along with one man who was alive but in weak condition.

Some of the bodies were buried, while others were covered with clothing and blankets at a shelter in the mountains of southern Songkla province, police Col. Weerasant Tharnpiem said Friday.

It was not immediately clear what caused the deaths.

Police say they believe the people are Rohingya partly because human traffickers commonly put Rohingya asylum seekers in temporary camps in the area before smuggling them to nearby Malaysia.

The Rohingya are a long-persecuted minority who face heavy discrimination in Myanmar, where sectarian violence in recent years has sparked an exodus to neighboring countries.