Thai police find a camp - level 3

Thai police find a camp - level 3

05-05-2015 15:00

Thai police have discovered at least 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh at what authorities say is an abandoned trafficking camp in a remote jungle. In the south of Thailand, a total of at least 30 graves were found in what's been described as a well-set-up smuggling camp.

According to police, four bodies have been exhumed, and the graves are the first discovery of their kind in the country. Two other bodies that had not been buried and left to rot in the open were also found. One survivor was rescued and taken to hospital.

The discovery highlights the brutal nature of the trafficking trade in which hundreds are believed to have died in camps or at sea.

Every year, thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people arrive in Thailand brought in by smugglers. Many are taken by roads to camps in the jungle where traffickers demand a ransom to smuggle them south across the border to Malaysia.

Difficult words: abandoned (without people), traffic (trade in something illegal), smuggle (to move something illegally), exhume (to dig out),  rot (when bacteria and small animals eat something), in the open (on the ground), highlight (to draw special attention to), ransom (a sum of money).


How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.