Two Killed In Pit Collapse

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 3:28pm

Children playing in construction pit buried when wall collapses.

(WCNC) Authorities have recovered the bodies of two children who were trapped when a wall of dirt fell on them while playing in a hole at a home construction site in eastern Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Lincoln County Sherriff's Office said the bodies of 6-year-old Chloe Jade Arwood and 7-year-old James Levi Caldwell were pulled Monday from a 24-foot-deep pit in an excavated basement under construction near their grandparents' home.

The home is on Cedarbrook Court in the community of Lucia, between Stanley and Lake Norman.

Approximately 75 rescuers worked throughout the night to reach the young victims.

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