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Saturday 26 July 2014

Bosnia floods reveal 'war remains'

Published 27/05/2014|15:42

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Nearly 30,000 people went missing during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s

Last week's record flooding in Bosnia has uncovered human remains experts believe belong to people who went missing during the country's 1992-95 war.

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Bosnia's Institute for Missing Persons said teams fixing power lines damaged by the floods discovered the remains near the northern town of Doboj after the water receded.

Spokeswoman Lejla Cengic said the institute is hoping the remains belong to some of the dozens of people missing since the war from the town of Maglaj - a few miles up the river Bosna from Doboj.

Nearly 30,000 people went missing during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. One third of them have been found in mass graves, mostly in Bosnia. Authorities continue to search for thousands still believed hidden in mass graves.

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