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Waves unearth remains of 'WWII Japan soldiers' in Pacific

By Agence France-Presse in Tokyo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-06-10 07:30:29

The skeletal remains of what are believed to be Japanese soldiers have been exposed on a remote Pacific island where waves have eroded the sea shore, a Japanese government official said on Monday.

The bodies of around 20 men have emerged from the earth at a small coastal cemetery because of the action of the ocean on the Marshall Islands, a place scientists have long warned is vulnerable to rising sea levels caused by climate change.

"The government of the Marshall Islands has informed us that remains of about 20 human bodies have been exposed on the seashore of Enniburr island," said a Japanese official, referring to one of the small islands that forms part of the nation.

Waves unearth remains of 'WWII Japan soldiers' in Pacific

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