Termite exterminators working on a house renovation in Tokyo have uncovered the bodies of several babies preserved in bottles, according to a report.
Some of the babies still had their umbilical cords attached, Kyodo news agency says.
Three or four such bottles were found on Monday beneath the floor of a house abandoned for the past three years, where an obstetrician had once lived.
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The home was being renovated by a recent purchaser, Kyodo added.
The bodies appeared to have been preserved in a substance resembling formalin, and police are investigating further.
Police declined to confirm the report.