International Desk: 45 bags of human remains have been recovered in the North American country of Mexico. The bags were recovered by police after they were found in an inaccessible canyon outside the country's western city of Guadalajara. It is not yet known how many body parts are there. Mexican authorities have found 45 bags containing human remains in a canyon outside the western city of Guadalajara, according to reports. Officials were originally looking for seven young call center workers who went missing last week. Meanwhile they found these dead bodies. According to the BBC, the recovered remains include body parts of both men and women. Besides, the exact number of dead bodies there is not yet known.
The search operation is expected to continue for several more days as the area is inaccessible and there is little light. The state prosecutor's office in Mexico's western province of Jalisco said in a statement that after receiving a tip about the search for seven missing people, Mexican officials began searching the Mirador del Bosque canyon and eventually found the bags containing human body parts there. Firefighting teams and a team of civil defense police and helicopter crews are working at the scene to retrieve the remains. Officials said they would continue to work to determine the number of bodies in the recovered bags, who they were and the cause of death. It has also been reported that officials will continue efforts to trace the seven missing young call center workers. The United Nations called it a 'humanitarian tragedy of enormous proportions'. According to official data, many people have disappeared in the country since then-President Felipe Calderon announced the start of the "war on drugs" in Mexico in 2007. Three-quarters of these missing people are men and one-fifth are under 18 years of age.