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Remains of fourth man killed during coup found in Limassol grave

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The remains of a fourth man killed by Eoka B, 48 years ago on July 16, were found on Wednesday in a grave on Limassol nearby a grave excavated in July, which contained the remains of three others killed by the same group.

According to Xenophon Kallis, the head of excavation team, the body was found south of the grave, which last July was said to contain the graves of all four.

The four heroes, Charalambos and Anastasis Christofi, Pantelis Charalambous and Christakis Kombos, were killed on July 16, 1974.

Kallis told CyBC: “We have the found the body of a young man today along with many personal belongings. The remains show signs of many injuries, which raises hope that it is the person we are looking for.”

Xenofon Kallis, head of the scientific team in charge of the exhumations, told the news agency that scientists from Liverpool John Moores University were also taking part.

He said that DNA tests will be carried out at the forensic lab of the Cyprus Institute of Genetics and Neurology under the team headed by Marios Kariolou.

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