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18 January, 2020
 
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Human remains found in Larnaca

Skeletal remains found on a Larnaca beach may be linked to ethnic violence half a century ago

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Local reports emerged on Tuesday saying human remains have been found on two separate occasions in the water at a Larnaca beach.

According to local media, police were recently alerted twice to possible sightings of human remains at Pervolia beach in Larnaca, on December 27 and January 5.

Reports said beachgoers found what were described as bones and notified police, while anthropologists determined the remains were human during a preliminary examination. Further tests were expected to show whether the remains belonged to more than one individual.

Updated reports later in the day said officials believe the remains belonged to an adult male, while the possibility of a connection with ethnic violence on the island in 1963 was not ruled out.

The remains were said to have been intentionally buried initially but surfaced due to extreme weather in recent days.

Story updated with information about gender and a possible time period

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