2 People Killed After Landslide in North Carolina

A home was destroyed by a gas leak following a landslide from the effects of Subtropical Storm Alberto, May 30, 2018 in Boone, N.C. Sgt. Shane Robbins said the landslide resulted in the “catastrophic destruction” of the home because of a gas leak.
Boone Police Department via AP

The bodies of two people were found among the rubble of a home following a landslide in North Carolina.

The names of the victims are being withheld until family can be notified, according to the Boone Fire Department, which responded to the incident call around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

A landslide resulted in “catastrophic destruction of the structure,” a single-family dwelling on Pine Ridge Drive in the Heavenly Mountain Community, the department said. There were no other occupants in the home.

The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office said it will be conducting the death investigation.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Justin Doom