Mexico builds cemetery for unidentified victims of violence

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO (AFP) – Mexico will build a cemetery in one of the country’s most dangerous cities because of a high number of unidentified and unclaimed dead, authorities said last Friday.

More than 15,000 people were murdered in Ciudad Juarez between 2008 and 2019, including 1,497 last year, according to official figures.

“It is intended for the victims of the northern area of Chihuahua, precisely because of the large number of unidentified people or those who no one is claiming,” coordinator at the local prosecutor’s office Eberth Castanon Torres told AFP.