Afghans end earthquake rescue effort after realizing they were digging up a mass grave

June 15, 2012 AFGHANISTAN – Afghan officials say they are halting efforts to dig out more than 60 bodies from the site of a devastating landslide that followed earthquakes in northern Afghanistan earlier this week. They plan to make the area a memorial to the dead. The government has said 71 people were buried in Monday’s landslide, but the police chief of Baghlan province’s Burka district says they have pulled out only five bodies in four days of digging. He says that religious leaders in the area recommended that they leave the bodies buried under the hill and rename it “Martyrs Hill.” Police chief Azizullahrahman said Thursday that more than 800 people helped with the effort to dig out the bodies of the victims. Two earthquakes struck the area early Monday, causing the landslide. -WSJ
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2 Responses to Afghans end earthquake rescue effort after realizing they were digging up a mass grave

  1. Irene C says:

    This is so sad. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that we will see much more of these kinds of disasters.

    I must say that when I first read this headline, I read it wrong. I though that they found out that they were digging in a previous mass grave, not that they were turning it into a mass grave.

    Maranatha

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