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Remains found by CMP near Livadia, Karpas

File photo: CMP forensic experts

The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) announced Thursday the discovery, in an area near the village of Livadia in the Karpas, of the remains of two more people missing since the Turkish invasion of 1974.

“From our initial findings it seems we have the remains of two people,” Nestoras Nestoros, the Greek-Cypriot member of the committee said, adding that information received about the specific location initially concerned only one person, but during the course of events and Turkish Cypriot investigation, this number became two.

He described the area as “a region which we give great importance and dug to a great extent.”

Excavations were made in the region in 2012 without results then, and what now followed was the demarcation of the point where the bones were found and the determination of the area in order to find as many bones as possible. The bones, he said, were found at a depth of 2.5 metres and appeared to be in a cavity.

Nestoros also mentioned the discovery Wednesday, by the team digging in Morphou cemetery of another two persons’ remains, bringing the total there to 13. In all, he said, nine teams of the CMP were working at the moment, seven in the north and two in the government-controlled areas of Ayios Dhometios and Latsia, where nothing as yet has been discovered.


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