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Excavation crews find coffins beneath school playground

Published On: Dec 05 2013 10:27:26 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 05 2013 12:20:57 PM EST

Coffins found beneath playground

PHILADELPHIA -

A disturbing discovery has been made under an elementary school playground in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Water Department crews doing excavation work behind William Dick Elementary School, 2498 W. Diamond St., unearthed several coffins and headstones Wednesday afternoon.

The city's Department of Licenses and Inspections and the Historical Society have been called in to figure out the age of the items and determine if remains are still present.