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    Sep 17, 2014

    Thai police quiz Myanmar men over tourist deaths


    THAI police yesterday questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao.

    David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found naked and beaten to death on Monday near a beachside bungalow on the island, a diving hot spot near Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand.

    "Three male Myanmar migrant workers are under police detention for investigation," said southern regional police commander Panya Maman, without providing further details.

    Another officer said the police were not looking for a British man who had travelled with Mr Miller, contrary to British media reports.

    The bodies of the victims were due to arrive in Bangkok yesterday for forensic tests.