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36 WW-II British fighters found in Myanmar


Yangon: The remains of 36 British Spitfire aircraft, which were secretly buried during the World War II in what was then Burma to prevent them from being seized by the Japanese, have been discovered in the country.

The remains of the fighter aircraft were found through radar.

They will be dug by experts from Leeds University in cooperation with their counterparts from Myanmar, Xinhua reported citing the Flower News journal.

After the planes are unearthed, they will be shipped to Britain to be kept in museums.

Myanmar agreed to hand back the aircraft during an official visit to the country by British Prime Minister David Cameron in April.