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North Carolina children presumed dead

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NORTH CAROLINA (KNOE 8 News) - Two children are feared dead after a basement wall collapsed in North Carolina.

Crews spent hours digging for the six-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy before the emphasis changed from rescue to recovery.

They were trapped when the wall of a basement collapsed at a home construction site. Rescuers dug with their hands at times, trying to free the children.

Neighbors say the two were cousins. Investigators are working to determine why the basement collapsed.

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