MASS GRAVE

  • Unearthed mass grave stirs Sri Lanka's troubled past December 19, 2012

    Matale (Sri Lanka): A mass grave unearthed in Sri Lanka has stirred memories of the country's bloody insurgencies and sparked calls for an official inquiry in the island nation that has drawn global scrutiny for its chequered human rights record. At a building site near a hospital in Matale, a central...
  • Libyans find mass grave, slain detainees' bodies September 10, 2011

    Galaa: In a grove of pine trees near this mountain village, residents have dug up the remains of 35 bound and blindfolded men who they say were shot at close range by Muammar Gaddafi's military. Dozens of miles away, a search team has exhumed the bodies of 18 detainees who died...
  • Ancient mass grave found on UK Olympics site June 12, 2009

    London: An ancient burial pit containing 45 severed skulls, that could be a mass war grave dating back to Roman times, has been found under a road being built for the 2012 British Olympics. Archaeologists, who have only just begun excavating the site, say they do not yet know who the...
  • Gujarat grave bodies identified December 6, 2006

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has found that DNA samples taken from skeletal remains found in a mass grave in Lunawada town match with that of relatives of people who disappeared during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Sources told CNNIBN that out of the 21 skeletal remains, 11 DNA...