German WW II soldiers' remains found

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9 July 2004 , ZAGREB - Croatian speleologists have discovered the remains of 44 German soldiers in a cave near the Adriatic town of Rijeka, media said Thursday. The bodies were found not far from Grizanska Suma near Rijeka, the daily newspaper Novi List reported, quoting Drago Marincel, Rijeka county court investigative judge. Marincel added that excavations were already under way from the 17-metre-deep cavity and that seven skulls had been taken out of the cavity so far. Officials said that they also disc

9 July 2004

ZAGREB - Croatian speleologists have discovered the remains of 44 German soldiers in a cave near the Adriatic town of Rijeka, media said Thursday. 

The bodies were found not far from Grizanska Suma near Rijeka, the daily newspaper Novi List reported, quoting Drago Marincel, Rijeka county court investigative judge. 

Marincel added that excavations were already under way from the 17-metre-deep cavity and that seven skulls had been taken out of the cavity so far. 

Officials said that they also discovered World War II-era German army boots, parts of uniforms and metal objects such as forks and spoons that indicate the remains were those of German soldiers. 

Croatian officials said they would inform German authorities about the discovery and would try to find their relatives. It was not clear in what circumstances the soldiers died.

DPA

Subject: German news

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