Monday, 12th April 2021

Mass grave of 21 skeletons of children unearthed

British Asia News Network- AD

Colombo: Excavators have unearthed 21 skeletons of children as well as signs of possible torture of the dead in the one of the largest mass grave in the country’s former civil war zone, Mannar.

“We have excavated only 70 per cent of the gravesite, so the body count is bound to be much higher,” Professor Somadeva told.

So far 276 skeletons have been exhumed, with forensic archaeologist Professor Raj Somadeva saying the number already makes it the “largest mass grave ever explored on the island”.

It has been found that the bodies were tied with metal objects before torturing them to death.

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