Mass Grave of Babies and Children Found at Former Care Home in Ireland

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Excavations have confirmed the existence of a mass grave containing the human remains of infants and toddlers at a former convent-run orphanage in Tuam, Ireland.

A statement issued on Friday, March 3, by the commission investigating the site said that “significant quantities of human remains” were found in what was thought to be a decommissioned sewage chamber.

Local researchers documented that almost 800 children died at the Bon Secours-run home between 1925 and 1961. The commission said several of the samples were likely to date from the 1950s. Credit: TheJournal.ie via Storyful

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