[Grammar] most of the dead were held from the ruins

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lagoo

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Hello,

"He was visiting the town of Juchitan where most of the dead were held from the ruins."

Source: I took the dictation from the BBC world service.


Supposing my dictation is right, I’d like to know what the meaning of “held” is.
Secondly, since “the dead were held” is a passive voice sentence, why should it use “from the ruins” instead of “by the ruins”?
 

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Hello,

"He was visiting the town of Juchitan where most of the dead were held from the ruins."

Source: I took the dictation from the BBC World Service.


Supposing my dictation is right, I’d like to know what the meaning of “held” is.
Secondly, since “the dead were held” is a passive voice sentence, why should it use “from the ruins” instead of “by the ruins”?

It doesn't make sense to me.

I wonder if it was an error in the transcript (if that's what you meant by "dictation") and it should have said "... where most of the dead were pulled from the ruins."
If you meant that you have tried to transcribe it from the BBC World Service, have another listen to it and let me know if the word could be "pulled". If you're not sure, please post a link to the source audio/video.
 
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