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Murder investigation launched over Budapest bodies

Local reports say a man claims he survived being buried alive, but that more victims could be found.

POLICE IN HUNGARY investigating the recent discovery of several bodies have launched a murder investigation.

Reuters reports that police have not confirmed how many bodies were found buried in the south of the capital Budapest, and local media has been giving conflicting reports on the number of human remains found so far.

MTI reports that the cause of death has yet to be determined.

The Magyar Nemzet reports that the police were alerted by a young man who was buried up to the neck in the ground but managed to escape.

He claimed that he was attacked by a Serbian man known to him, and two of that man’s associates, who demanded money. After giving them his credit card and PIN, they buried him, he said.

Police are questioning three people in connection with the incident. B92 reports that the both the Serbian Embassy in Hungary and the Hungarian authorities have denied that one of the suspects is a Serbian.

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