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Outside experts say at least 17 burned at Mexican dump

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college march holding pictures of their missing loved ones during a protest in Mexico City. A third investigation of a dump site in southern Mexico found evidence indicating there was a large fire there in which at least 17 people were burned, a member of a six-person fire expert team said Friday, April 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college march holding pictures of their missing loved ones during a protest in Mexico City. A third investigation of a dump site in southern Mexico found evidence indicating there was a large fire there in which at least 17 people were burned, a member of a six-person fire expert team said Friday, April 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)  (The Associated Press)

A member of a six-person fire expert team that conducted a third investigation of a dump site in southern Mexico says evidence indicates there was a large fire there in which at least 17 people were burned.

Ricardo Damian Torres said Friday at the offices of Mexico's attorney general that more tests will be conducted to determine whether it would have been possible to burn all 43 students who disappeared in Iguala on Sept. 26, 2014. He did not take questions or say how the team reached its conclusion.

The investigation was launched after another team of international experts sent by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights concluded the students from the Rural Normal School at Ayotzinapa could not have been burned at the Cocula dump as the government maintains.