Mexico Graves Reveal 157 Bodies To Date

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News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Mon. May 9, 2011: A whopping 157 dead bodies have been unearthed from four mass graves in Northern Mexico, federal officials here say.

The total rose over the weekend after 11 more bodies were found in the northern Mexican state of Durango, prosecutors said. The 11 sets of human remains were found Friday, May 6th in Durango city’s Vicente Suarez neighborhood, where other bodies were unearthed in earlier digs, the Durango state Attorney General’s Office said.

It came a day after investigators dug out 25 bodies from the same site on Thursday, May 5th.

The bodies of 183 people were found last month in San Fernando, a city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

The graves are believed to be those of people who were kidnapped by the Zetas drug cartel while traveling through San Fernando on buses and were later murdered.

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