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Bangkok officials find two bodies in a container from Philippines


Two badly decomposed bodies have been found in a shipping container at the Inland Container Depot in the Lat Krabang district of Bangkok, just north of the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

According to a Nation Thailand report, the container had recently arrived, by sea, from the Philippines. Officials are now attempting to identify the bodies, which were found alongside a T-shirt bearing the slogan of a Filipino fraternity group, which may or may not be connected with the victims.

It’s understood the bodies were discovered when workers at the depot opened the container for a routine clean up. Trairong Chaichana of the railway police division was notified and arrived on the scene accompanied by forensics officers and workers from the Ruamkatanyu Foundation.

According to officials, both bodies were decomposed “beyond recognition” and no identifying documents were found in the container. It’s understood the bodies are so badly decomposed that forensics officers were unable to confirm the sex or whether they were Thai workers or not.

One body was wearing a pink-coloured tank top and pink trousers, while the other was wearing shorts and was topless. Officials found a black t-shirt nearby, with the slogan “Alpha Kappa Rho, Vincit Omnia Veritas”.

Nation Thailand reports that Alpha Kappa Rho is an international fraternity and sorority group that was founded in the Philippines in 1973. It’s one of the largest fraternities in the Philippines and has over 2 million members worldwide. The organisation’s motto is Vincit Omnia Veritas, which in Latin means “Truth Conquers All”.

The container arrived at the Laem Chabang deep sea port in Chon Buri on Thursday, September 28, having been shipped from the Philippines on September 24. It was sent to the Inland Container Depot yesterday.

It is thought that, considering the state of decomposition, the dead bodies were inside the container for a time before they were shipped to Thailand.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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