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Image caption A police officer approaches the suspects in the Ngäbe-Buglé region. The bodies of seven people have been found in a mass grave in an indigenous area of Panama controlled by a religious sect. The deceased include a pregnant woman and five of her children. Authorities believe that a religious sect performed an exorcism on the victims in the Ngäbe-Buglé region in the north-west of Panama. A further 15 were freed from alleged captivity. Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Prosecutors announced on Thursday that they were investigating the case. Senior prosecutor Rafael Baloyes said the grave was discovered after locals alerted authorities last weekend about sever... Full story

17 January