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China releases new documents on burial of victims

2014-01-22 11:00 CNTV Web Editor: Li Yan

China's Shenyang Archives Bureau has released a number of confidential documents, containing details on the Nanjing Massacre committed by the Japanese military during World War Two.

The documents contain reports written by a Japanese team present in Nanjing between December 1937 and March 1938. One such report indicates a team of 600 workers buried about 5,000 bodies from January to the end of Febuary 1938.

Another report reveals that almost 32,000 bodies were collected and buried in a period of three months. It states that in March 1938, five trucks and up to 300 labor workers were used on a daily basis to clear the corpses.

The Nanjing Massacre lasted approximately six weeks, during which Japanese troops killed an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 people.

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