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Two people are dead following a series of tragic events. After days of heavy rain over western North Carolina, and rain from subtropical storm Alberto, landslides occurred across the mountainous, Western portion of North Carolina.
On Wednesday, the Boone Fire Department responded to a report of a landslide into a single-family dwelling resulting in catastrophic destruction from a gas leak. Two people were reported to be in the structure at the time, prompting a quick search and rescue operation. Nearly 2 dozen police, rescue, and emergency agencies responded to the incident, according to the Boone Fire Department.
Two victims were located deceased in the rubble. The names of the victims were not released immediately until next of kin was notified.