BUJUMBURA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Construction agents Tuesday discovered human skulls and bones in a mass grave at Rusaka in Mwaro province, 50km southeast of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, the governor of Mwaro confirmed Wednesday.
"Agents who were preparing a terrain for the construction of a vocational school at Rusaka discovered human skulls and bones from legs and arms in a hole as they were preparing the foundation for the school," Mwaro Governor Jean Marie Nyakarerwa said.
He indicated that six human skulls had been discovered in the mass grave.
"We do not know yet circumstances surrounding that mass grave. Members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have promised to visit the mass grave and they are the ones mandated to investigate into circumstances around the mass grave," Nyakarerwa said.
He indicated that the local administration has restricted access to the mass grave to avoid the possibility of "diverting" investigations.
According to him, people living around the mass grave have said that there might be other mass graves in their village.
In Sept. 2016, another mass grave containing several human skulls and bones was discovered at Bugarama in Muramvya province, 30 km east of the Burundian capital Bujumbura.
It was discovered by farmers doing farming activities.
Since the east African country's independence in 1962, several cyclical massacres took place.
Inter-ethnic violence between the majority Hutu and the minority Tutsi ethnic groups left hundreds of thousands of lives notably in 1965, 1969, 1972, 1988, 1991, 1993 and the 2015 political crisis forced hundreds of thousands into exile. Enditem