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Bosnia floods reveal remains, probably war dead

May 27, 2014

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Last week’s record flooding in Bosnia has uncovered human remains experts believe belong to people who went missing during the country’s 1992-95 war.

Lejla Cengic of Bosnia’s Institute for Missing Persons said Tuesday that teams fixing power lines damaged by the floods discovered the remains near the northern town of Doboj after water receded.

She says the institute is hoping the remains belong to some of the dozens of people who have been missing since the war from the town of Maglaj — a few kilometers up the river Bosna from Doboj.

Nearly 30,000 people went missing during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. One third of them have been found in mass graves, mostly in Bosnia. Authorities continue to search for thousands still believed hidden in mass graves.

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