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Bodies of 800 Babies Found in Septic Tank in Ireland

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The bodies of 800 babies have been discovered buried in a septic tank in Ireland. The grisly discovery was made at at a home for unwed mothers in Yuam, located in Galway County. Saint Mary's Mother and Baby Home was operated by Bon Secours nuns between the years 1925 and 1961. Examination of the bodies show most of the children died of disease and malnutrition. Others perished from diseases such as measles, pneumonia, and tuberculous. The dead children were buried in simple shrouds, with no coffin or tombstone to mark their final resting place.

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