Manila, January 8: Filipino police on Monday said they have recovered seven bodies from a shallow grave in Lanao del Norte province. According to the police, the bodies were discovered by locals on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency. Earthquake in Philippines: Six Dead, Two Missing After Quake of Magnitude 6.9 on Richter Scale Rocks Mindanao.

The victims, who bore bullet wounds, comprised a 54-year-old man, his 50-year-old wife, his 43-year-old sister and her husband, as well as their three children. Initial investigations showed that the victims were residents of nearby Zamboanga del Sur province. Philippines: 'World's Saddest Elephant' Mali Dies at The Age of 43 in Manila Zoo.

An investigation is underway to identify the alleged abductors of the victims and the motive for the killings.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 08, 2024 03:05 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website