November 29, 2020

More Than 6,000 Bodies Found In Horror Mass Graves Site In B …

More than 6,000 bodies from the victims of a protracted civil war have been discovered in Burundi.

The bodies were discovered in six mass graves in Karusi Province – the largest finding since the government launched a nationwide excavation in January.

Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, chairman of the country’s truth and reconciliation commission told journalists that the remains of 6,033 victims and thousands of bullets were recovered.

A nationwide excavation was launched in January (Image: REUTERS)

Clothes, glasses and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims, according to the New York Times.

Burundi has been rocked by a violent past and is made up of people from the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups.

Source: Reuters

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