Common burial

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Common burial, also known as mass interment or mass grave, is the burial of several bodies in one collective grave.

Human infants, particularly premature ones, are sometimes given a common burial when they die due to loss of pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death. In such cases, one or two caskets are sometimes used to hold all the infants.

Mass graves are an infamous form of common burial, usually used only in cases with larger numbers of bodies, such as genocide or natural disaster.

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