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Mysterious bag containing 54 severed human hands found in Russia

Khabarovsk, Russia (Google Maps)

Russian police launched an investigation after a mysterious bag of 54 severed human hands was discovered at a popular fishing place near the Siberian city of Khabarovsk, the Siberian Times reports.

A single hand was spotted first, and then the bag containing the remains was found on an island in the Amur River, about 20 miles from the Chinese border.

It is unclear why the hands were chopped off and police do not know who the hands belonged to. At least one hand has fingerprints that authorities are checking, according to the Siberian Times.

Local media reported that medical bandages and hospital-style plastic shoe covers were found next to the remains.

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