A massive grave has been uncovered near a Nazi concentration camp with hundreds of victims, many of whom were tortured, according to reports.
Russian TV channel NTVthe Daily Mail reported the World War 2 mass grave was found at the Dulag-191 camp. The camp was in southwestern Russia, about 620 kilometers from Moscow. An estimated 8,500 people died at the camp, according to the Daily Mail.
Remains for more than 500 victims have been found in the mass grave, the reports state. Many had gunshot wounds or signs of torture, the reports note.
“Judging by the remains unearthed so far we see gunshot wounds, blunt traumas, in other words, broken bones,” said Mikhail Segodin, who is helping in the recovery effort, according to the Daily Mail.
Segodin said the remains were in poor condition. Few valuables were found among the remains.
Most of the camp was occupied by women and children, the report states. Members of the camp were forced to construct rail lines to help German forces as they fought in Russia.
While there is no official total number of people killed, millions died during World War 2 at Nazi concentration camps.