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Bodies of 2 workers recovered after trench collapse

June 18, 2022 GMT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in St. Paul, Minnesota, confirmed Saturday that two construction workers died when a trench collapsed as they were working.

The St. Paul Fire Department said on Twitter Saturday that the bodies had been recovered, a day after the collapse. Names of the victims have not been released.

The accident happened about 2:45 p.m. Friday in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood. Deputy Fire Chief Roy Mokosso said another worker in the area called 911 and attempted a brief rescue, but authorities believe the workers died within minutes of the collapse.