Mass grave found in Mexico's Veracruz

There is no word on the cause of the deaths and officials have warned that the number of corpses could rise.

Mass grave found in Mexico's Veracruz

World Bulletin / News Desk

The authorities in Mexico have found more than 30 bodies in a mass grave in the eastern state of Veracruz.

There is no word on the cause of the deaths and officials have warned that the number of corpses could rise.

Fierce fighting between rival drug gangs has been seen within the region.

Thousands of Central American migrants heading to the US pass through the state each year. more than 85,000 people have died since 2007 because of Drug-related violence in Mexico.

A military official said the grave contained the bodies of 24 men and seven women. Earlier, prosecutors had put the figure at 28 bodies. 

The grave was found after an anonymous call at a farm near the border with Oaxaca state. 

With marines guarding the area, investigators try to recover more bodies and started the process of identifying those already unearthed. 

In recent years, Mexican authorities have discovered several mass graves with hundreds of corpses of victims of the drug gangs who fight for control of territories useful to their trade. 

Some mass graves have also been filled with the bodies of migrants killed after refusing to join the gangs. 

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