More than 6,000 bodies found in mass graves in Burundi

more than 6,000 bodies were found

The Burundi Truth and Reconciliation Commission found more than 6,000 bodies in six mass graves in Karusi province.

The commission’s chairman, Pierre Claver Ndaykariye, told reporters that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, had been found. Clothes, glasses and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.

More than 6,000 bodies found in Burundi mass graves

The remains belong to members of the Hutu

people.Until 2005, Burundi was in civil war between Tutsi ethnic groups and Hutus, which killed more than 300,000 people.

16.02.2020

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