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145 graves of an African-American cemetery discovered under a US high school


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In a shocking incident, graves of 145 people have been discovered under a high school in Tampa, in the US state of Florida. The graves are part of Ridgewood Cemetery, a mid-20th Century cemetery for the poor. The coffins - buried 3-5ft (1-1.5m) deep - were discovered using ground-penetrating radar after the school was alerted about the possible location of the cemetery. According to records, around 250 people were buried there.