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Flood reveals mass grave in Bosnia

June 5, 2014

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Missing Persons Institute says last month’s heavy floods revealed seven skeletons, presumably of people killed during the 1992-95 war.

Lejla Cengic from the Missing Persons Institute said Thursday that six skeletons were in a mass grave on the banks of the river Bosna, and the seventh was in an individual grave. Four of the skeletons had their hands tied behind their backs.

The Institute says it hopes to identify the skeletons by DNA analysis.

For years, experts have been searching the area of Doboj for the remains of 16 Muslim Bosniaks from a nearby village who were killed in 1992. Four had been found, including one swept down the river to Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia.

Workers fixing power lines after the flooding noticed human bones, and experts were called in.

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