Some discarded Russian fetuses were six months old
The 248 fetuses appear to have come from a research laboratory, a spokesman for the authorities in the Sverdlovsk region of the Urals said. The fetuses were discovered beside overturned barrels along a road 80 kilometers outside of Yekaterinburg, BusinessGhana reports.
Research shows that the fetuses, which were preserved in formaldehyde, were all at developmental stages between 22 and 26 weeks old.
Human fetuses are used for stem cells in research for the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries, according to BusinessGhana.
Authorities are still looking into the possibility that hospitals illegally disposed of the fetuses. They are in touch with all the birthing clinics within 100 kilometers of the spill site.
The fetuses were first discovered by mushroom pickers, BusinessGhana reports.
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