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Mannar mass grave toll reaches 40

As excavations continued today, the number of human remains found rose to 40, reports Uthayan. Excavations are set to continue on January 20th.

The mass grave was initially discovered after construction workers found two human skeletons on December 20th when digging in Thirukketheeswaram.

The following week, a further four skulls were unearthed, with more over subsequent weeks (see also here and here).

This week the Bishop of Mannar said that the holes in many of the skulls were believed to be from gunshot wounds.