Tuam babies: Survivors threaten to sue Irish government

The campaigners think the government is frightened of the damage to the church that a full excavation would do, so they are threatening court action.

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    Survivors of a notorious children's home in Ireland are threatening to take the government to court.

    They are outraged over its failure to exhume the bodies of hundreds of children, some barely a day-old, who died in the care of the Catholic Church in the small town of Tuam.

    It comes five years after the existence of a burial pit was revealed.

    As many as 796 bodies are buried in chambers under the small town of Tuam.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Tuam.


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