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NC Children Found Dead At Construction Site

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Workers continue to search for two NC children trapped in dirt at a home construction site. Workers continue to search for two NC children trapped in dirt at a home construction site.
DENVER, N.C. -

Update 8:45 a.m.

Authorities have recovered the bodies of two children who were trapped when dirt fell on them while playing in a hole at a home construction site near Charlotte. 

Lincoln County Emergency Management officials say the bodies of a 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy were pulled Monday from a dirt pit in Denver. 

Crews had been searching for the children since Sunday afternoon, when one of their fathers called 911 to report the collapse. Officials were on the scene within minutes but couldn't get to the children, who were trapped about 20 feet below a new home that was under construction. 

Neighbors have said a man building the home had been digging with a backhoe earlier in the day. 

Authorities said late Sunday they didn't expect to find the children alive.

8:00 a.m.

Emergency crews say they have found the bodies of two children at a construction site Monday morning, according to Charlotte television station WBTV. The children were trapped Sunday evening when dirt collapsed on them. 

Neighbors told the television station at the scene that a man is building a house and was digging out the basement when a wall of dirt collapsed around two kids.

April 8, 2013 7:30 a.m.

Authorities are still searching for the bodies of two children who were trapped when dirt fell on them while playing in a hole at a home construction site near Charlotte. 

Lincoln County Emergency Management officials say a father of one of the children called 911 Sunday afternoon. The Charlotte Observer reported that Jordan Caldwell told operators he saw the dirt collapse on the 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy. 

Officials say crews were on the scene within minutes but couldn't get to the children, who were trapped about 20 feet below a new home that was under construction. 

Neighbors told the newspaper a man building the home had been digging with a backhoe earlier in the day. 

Authorities said late Sunday they didn't expect to find the children alive.

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