Remains of Japanese soldiers found in Mawlu town

Remains of Japanese soldiers discovered in Mawlu town, Indaw township, Sagaing Region.  Photo: Maung Chit Lin (Indaw)
Remains of Japanese soldiers discovered in Mawlu town, Indaw township, Sagaing Region.  Photo: Maung Chit Lin (Indaw)

A home-owner in Mawlu Town, Indaw Township, Sagaing Region found the remains of Japanese soldiers while digging his yard this month. A team from Japan confirmed the find on 26 February.
According to witness accounts, U Ye Tint was digging in the yard of his house located in Min Yarzar Ward when, to his surprise, he found human remains. He continued to dig and found more remains. As the remains included gold-plated teeth and boots, he and other residents presumed they belonged to Japanese soldiers and informed the authorities. “On 26 February, a Japanese team led by Mr Katsuyuki Imoto reached the scene and examined the remains. Then, the team gave K600,000 to U Ye Tint. The remains of the Japanese soldiers are currently stored at U Ye Tint’s house,” said U Cheik, secretary of the Mawlu Antiques Preservation Society.
The Japanese team left for Pin Wae Village, where excavations are on for remains of Japanese soldiers. — Maung Chit Lin (Indaw) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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