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Remains Of Over 140 Genocide Victims Buried

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Remains of 140 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were reburied on Sunday at Nyanza memorial site in Kicukiro district.

The remains were discovered in August from a pit at the backyard of a house in Nyarugenge district, which belongs to a genocide convict. 

After the exhumation in August, the remains of only 16 victims were identified by their relatives based on the clothes they wore, according to Emmy Ngabonziza, mayor of Nyarugenge district, during the burial ceremony attended by several government officials, local residents, and survivors.

Residents with information on where genocide victims were dumped should come forward and tell authorities so as to give them decent reburial, he said, adding that it is one way of fostering national unity and reconciliation.

Remains of the genocide are still being discovered in many parts of the country.

Last week, local authorities, residents, and Ibuka jointly started exhuming a mass grave believed to contain remains of about 5,000 victims of the genocide in Gatsibo District, Eastern Province.