Muslims buried in Bosnia town, Serb veterans march

May 26, 2012 19:24


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VISEGRAD, Bosnia - The bodies of 66 Bosnian Muslims, murdered and dumped in the Drina river 20 years ago, were buried in Visegrad in eastern Bosnia on Saturday, hours after a march through the town by Serb veterans of the 1992-95 war.

Nestled in the river valley, Visegrad is indicative of Bosnia's unhealed wounds. Muslims made up two-thirds of the town's 21,000 population before the war, but were driven out by Bosnian Serb forces. Just a few hundred have returned to live.

Several thousand flocked to the town on Saturday and gathered in the rain at the joint burial of the 66 victims, whose remains were recovered from the nearby Perucac lake two years ago.

The bodies had floated downstream and into the pumps of the Bajina Basta power plant, where they were discovered during repair work.

They included five children, the youngest killed at the age of three.

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