Possible WW2 mass grave found during road construction

Construction workers carrying repairs of a road in Okół, South Poland, unearthed bones of numerous individuals that were buried together in a mass grave.

One of the found skulls (by Prokuratura Okręgowa w Kielcach)

The mass grave is said to contain remains of 11 individuals. Forensic investigators that were called to the site established that the remains possibly date to the times of World War II, but they might be also much older, dating to the 18th century. At the present time no causes of death and other information concerning circumstances of these individuals’ death are disclosed. Local prosecutor’s office is going to determine whether these remains are archaeological in nature or will be subject to a criminal investigation.

Leg bones found by construction workers (by Prokuratura Okręgowa w Kielcach)
Bones in the trench (by Prokuratura Okręgowa w Kielcach)
Part of a skull visible in the trench (by Prokuratura Okręgowa w Kielcach)

(after TVN24 & Prokuratura Okręgowa w Kielcach)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.