Macabre bag containing 54 severed human hands found in Russia

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09 March 2018 - 11:36 By TimesLIVE
Local residents look at the Amur river in Khabarovsk 22 December 2005. File Photo.
Local residents look at the Amur river in Khabarovsk 22 December 2005. File Photo.
Image: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP

Russian police have launched an investigation after a bag containing 54 severed human hands was discovered near the city of Khabarovsk

According to the Siberian Times, initially a single hand was spotted in the Beshennaya channel of the Amur River. Then the bag with the remaining hands was located.

The site is a popular fishing spot for people living in the city near Russia's southeastern border with China.

Motive as yet is unclear as investigators have given no details on the case.

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