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Two NC children buried alive; recovery efforts have ended

The search is over for two children buried alive at a construction site in North Carolina. The 6-year-old and 7-year-old boy were found at the bottom of a 24 foot pit Monday morning behind a family member’s home.
(CNN/WSYR-TV) – The search is over for two children buried alive at a construction site in North Carolina.

The 6-year-old and 7-year-old boy were found at the bottom of a 24 foot pit Monday morning behind a family member’s home.

Authorities say the cousins went into the pit Sunday to retrieve a small tool when the dirt wall collapsed on them.

Rescuers worked for more than 12 hours to try to save the children.

"That situation has now come to a close. The two young children's bodies have been recovered form the pit in which they were at," said North Carolina Emergency Management official Dion Burleson.

Local media is reporting that the pit was a basement under construction.

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