The scene outside the temple
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Police in Thailand discover 2,000 foetuses in temple

The remains of more than 2,000 foetuses, thought to be from illegal abortions, have been found at a Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Police were alerted by a terrible smell after the temple's furnace broke down.

Two temple workers and a woman believed to have been paid to collect and dispose of foetuses from illegal abortion clinics have been arrested.

From Bangkok, Alastair Leithead reports.

Contributor in this report: Jurin Laksanavisit, Thai Public Health Minister

  • 19 Nov 2010