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Burundi discovers a mass grave containing human remains from 1972 (photos)

Burundi discovers a mass grave containing human remains from 1972 (photos)

A mass grave containing the bones and skulls of people from the 1970s has been discovered in Burundi.

Contractors preparing to build a new school stumbled upon the grave on Wednesday, January 11th.

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Mass grave containing human remains of people killed in 1972 found in Burundi

According to Iwacu News, the remains found belonged to people from the Gasenyi locality of Mwaro central province, who were killed during Burundi's 1972 crises.

An eyewitness, Rose Habonimana, who witnessed the crises, said the killings began after the death of Ntare V of Burundi, the last king of Burundi, Charles Ndizeye who was executed and thrown into a common grave.

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Habonimana said: ‘It was in 1972 when I was a young girl studying in 5th form in primary school. The crisis began and we abandoned schools. Many people were killed and buried in this place which remained smelly for about a whole year.’

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Association for the Remembrance and Protection of Humanity against International Crimes (AMEPCI), Aloys Batungwanayo has asked the Burundi Government to identify and punish those responsible for the deaths of the people whose remains were found.

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