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April 8th, 2013
06:04 AM ET

Official: Approx. 75 rescuers actively working in NC in search for two kids missing in wall collapse


(CNN) - Despite hours of feverish digging, their bare hands clawing at the dirt, rescue workers could not help free two young children who were buried underground when a wall of dirt collapsed on top of them at a North Carolina home construction site.

By early Monday morning, officials had determined it was too late for the trapped 6-year-old girl and the 7-year-old boy. Deprived of oxygen, it was unlikely they were still alive.

And so, the frantic search and rescue effort, which began shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, is now a recovery one.

This morning on "Early Start," Lincoln County Emergency Management PIO Dion Burleson shares the latest details on the search and recovery efforts.

READ MORE: Rescuers try to save two children buried at construction site – but it's too late

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