Mexican prosecutors say they have recovered 55 bodies from an airshaft of a mine in southern Mexico amid conflicts between drug traffickers.
This appears to be the largest mass grave ever found in the country. The bodies were found in the state of Guerrero, which is one of the most violence-stricken states of Mexico.
“By Saturday night, the total number of bodies recovered from that airshaft was 55, so terminating the work,” Albertico Guinto Sierra, a local official, said on Monday.
The victims were found 100 meters down the airshaft, which is located near the entrance to a mine.
Mexico has endured a staggering level of drug-related violence during over the past few years.
The situation has become worse since the Mexican military crackdown on organized crime.
Over 22,700 have lost their lives in drug-related violence in the past three years.