Thung Mahamek police station in Bangkok, Thailand, which is next to the immigration cells. Photo: Google Maps

Two illegal immigrants from Cambodia and Vietnam were found dead last Wednesday in an immigration detention cell in Thailand. The bodies of the two men were found in a detention room which held 15 foreign nationals at the time of the incident, The Nation reported, citing Lieutenant-Colonel Kamolpop Dissayabutr of the Thung Mahamek police station.

The deceased Cambodian was named only as Sakhi, 55, while the Vietnamese man was named only as Robat, 72.

The two men were charged with unlawfully entering the country. A man detained in the same cell discovered the two were not breathing and called for help. Chulalongkorn Hospital received the two bodies for an autopsy.

Surachate Hakpal, the acting chief of Immigration Police, said results from the autopsy showed no signs of internal or external injuries. In addition, the two men were found to be suffering from pneumonia. Robat also suffered from heart disease and tuberculosis.

Surachate said the embassies had been informed to receive the bodies. Officials have also been tasked with cleaning up the detention cell.