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Grief, questions after collapse kills 2 NC kids

April 10, 2013 • National News


Lincoln County Sheriff D.M. Carpenter, right, looks for confirmation from East Lincoln Fire Chief Tim Tench, left and Dion Burleson, of the Denver, N.C., Fire Department as they all address the media following the recovery of the bodies of two children on Cedarbrook Court in Stanley, N.C., Monday morning, April 8, 2013. The two young children were killed when a wall of dirt fell on them while they were playing in a hole at a construction site behind their home, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

STANLEY, N.C. (AP) — While parents grieve two children who died when they were buried under a wall of falling dirt, police are investigating possible charges against the father who was working in the two-story-deep hole when it collapsed.

Jordan Arwood, 31, of Stanley, was operating a backhoe Sunday night in the pit when the walls caved in on the children. The bodies of the two young cousins, 6-year-old Chloe Jade Arwood and 7-year-old James Levi Caldwell, were dug out Monday morning.

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