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Kamloops Indian Residential School: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission gave a detailed report on the abuse of children at the institute five years ago. It was told that at least 3200 children died due to abuse and negligence.
cameloops. The bodies of 215 children were found buried on a Canadian school campus. Some of them are bodies of children up to three years old. This school was once considered the largest residential school in Canada. An official said the bodies were traced last week with the help of ground-piercing radar. He said more bodies could be recovered as more areas in the school premises are yet to be searched.
In an official statement, he said, “Can’t imagine the damage done to Camelopes Indian Residential School.” It was told that at least 3200 children died due to abuse and negligence. It was told that between 1915 and 1963 there were at least 51 deaths at Camelopes School.
British Columbia Premier John Horgan said he was “horrified and saddened” to learn of the incident. Camloops School operated from 1890 to 1969. After this the federal government took over its operation from the Catholic Church. This school closed in 1978.