‘Corpses in puddles of acid’: Mass graves discovered in Burma
HUNDREDS of Rohingya villagers have been massacred and buried in newly discovered mass graves in Burma’s Rakhine State, according to an investigation the Associated Press (AP) news agency. Estimates suggest around 400 members of the persecuted minority were killed by Burmese troops and buried in the five previously unreported mass graves in the village of Gu Dar Pyin. The report was gathered from witness testimony of survivors, as well as time-stamped mobile phone footage of the aftermath of the attack. SEE ALSO: ‘He stuck a knife into my side’: Burmese army accused of gang-raping women and girls The report describes corpses in puddles of acid and video obtained by AP indicates the substance was used to burn the faces of the bodies so they could not be identified. The remains were buried in the shallow graves discovered by the agency. Heavy rains in the region caused the bodies to rise to...
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