According to Human Rights Groups -- about 30,000 people have died in El Salvador since political violence first swept the country, over two years ago.
GV PAN Men digging grave near half-naked bodies.
SV & PAN Headless bodies.
SV & PAN General view of scene, with man digging grave.
GV Victims shoes on ground.
GV People around grave ZOOM TO CU head beside body.
SV Man looking at bodies.
SV Body being dragged to grave and dropped in by two men.
SV Woman watching.
GV Second body dragged to grave and dropped in.
SV Man carries head to grave and throws in.
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Background: According to Human Rights Groups -- about 30,000 people have died in El Salvador since political violence first swept the country, over two years ago. Both the left-wing guerrillas and government forces have suffered numerous casualties. However the war has also claimed many civilian lives and most of these killings are attributed to 'death squads' said to be wings of both the El Salvador army and the Salvadorean guerrillas. On Monday (22 February) near San Sebastian, villagers buried two decapitated corpses. The part-naked bodies and severed heads were put in a common grave. Although a Visnews cameraman was allowed to film the proceedings, no details were given on how the victims met their fate or why the bodies had been decapitated.