Body parts found at concrete recycling plant in Nagasaki
Japan Today -- Jul 29
Police in Nagasaki said Saturday that human body parts have been found in recycled concrete rubble at a plant.

According to police, a worker contacted police to report that objects resembling human hands had turned up at the Saikai Quarry in Nagasaki at around 5 p.m. on Friday, Fuji TV reported.

Police confirmed Saturday that a hand and an arm had been found at the scene.

Police say the body parts were discovered on a conveyor belt, used for separating concrete rubble as it is broken down for recycling.

長崎市の砕石場で見つかった人の手と腕は捜査の結果、数年前のものであることが分かり­ました。
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