Bodies of second world war sailors in Java sea 'dumped in mass grave'

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Illegal metal scavengers accused of disposing of remains from British and Dutch warships

The remains of second world war sailors who perished on British and Dutch warships in the Java sea were secretly dumped in an anonymous mass grave by modern-day metal scavengers as they rifled through wrecks illegally lifted from the sea bed, it has been claimed.

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