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Two Dead After Trench Collapse

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 7:54 am

HAYS, Kan. (AP) – The bodies of two workers have been recovered from a sewage trench that collapsed in the Ellis County city of Hays.

Hays Director of Finance Kim Rupp said that emergency crews responded to a 911 call shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and found three people trapped in the collapsed trench.

Rupp said the first body was recovered around 5:45 p.m. and the second body was recovered just before 10 p.m.

One person was rescued and taken to a hospital. That person’s condition is not immediately known.

The city has not released the names of the three people.

The city said that sewer line repairs were taking place in the area at the time of the incident.

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