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The bodies of two children buried alive in North Carolina have been recovered

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rescue crews have recovered the bodies of two children who were buried when a dirt wall of an excavated hole collapsed on them at a North Carolina construction site, an emergency worker said on Monday.

Workers dug all night before reaching the bodies of the 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy on Monday morning, an official with the Lincoln County Emergency Management Services office said.

A man believed to be the father of one of the children called emergency services on Sunday afternoon and said the dirt collapsed on the children as they were playing in an excavated hole about 20 to 25 feet (6 to 8 meters) deep, the Charlotte Observer said.

Dozens of rescue personnel worked all night at the accident site about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Charlotte in Lincoln County.

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truthsayer 1 year ago

Why would your kids be playing in a construction site in the first place? Stupid people. But I do mourn your loss. Tough lesson to be learned, but if someone sees this tragedy maybe they will think before they do something exactly like this.

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GeeGee 1 year ago

Sad, but you have to watch out for your children. They will get into more devilment than other generations. I use the word devilment, because that is what my grandmother use to say, not that these poor children are with the devil. It is so sad and I do hope they were not brother and sister.

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