Trench Collapses At Shoreline Site, Kills Two

Shoreline, WA (July 5, 2022)- Two people were buried alive when an underground trench in a Shoreline site collapsed on Monday, police said.

The incident occurred on 651 NW 163rd Street when a 25×20 foot hole in the ground caved in.

Crews tried to extricate the two male victims, who were in their 30s and 60s respectively but had to stop because the ground was too unstable; Michelle Pidduck, the spokesperson for the Shoreline Fire Department, said.

Efforts are on to determine the next steps, Pidduck said.

Although no one knew why the trench was dug at press time, Pidduck said some construction work was happening at the location.

The next of kin of the two victims had since been notified.


News Source: KOMO 4

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