THE remains of almost 600 people murdered and dumped in mass graves by Nationalists during the Civil War have been exhumed in Málaga.

Investigators from the Association for the Recuperation of Historical Memory (ARHM) dug up 578 bodies from the San Rafael cemetery on the outskirts of the city.
The bodies are believed to belong to Republican sympathisers murdered by troops of General Quiepo de Llano after he entered the Costa del Sol capital in February 1937.

Exhumation work at the San Rafael cemetery, which began in October last year, hopes to uncover the bodies of almost 5,000 Málaga victims of Franco’s uprising.