In Ireland, dead babies have been buried in the coffins of adults to whom they were not related, according to Irish broadcaster, RTÉ.

So called “tandem burials” happened at a limited number of hospitals in the Republic of Ireland up to the 1980s.

It is understood this happened in what the authorities called “exceptional circumstances”.

Reported by BBC News. You can read the full story here.

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