72 bodies discovered in mass grave in Mexico’s drug-plaged north

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MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) – The bodies of at least 72 people were found in a mass grave near San Fernando, a town located in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state, officials said.

The alleged dumping ground for victims of the country’s drug war was discovered after a man with a gunshot wound arrived at a military checkpoint asking for medical help, the Mexican Navy said in a statement.


Army forces supported by air units went to the area where the man was attacked, sighting suspected drug hitmen who opened fire on the Marines. According to the Navy, in the clashes one soldier and three suspected drug-gang members were killed.

Officials said that after inspecting the area, 22 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of San Fernando in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas, were found the bodies of 72 people, including 58 men and 14 women.

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