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2 children dead, 3 people hurt after tree falls on Alabama home, officials say

The children were 3 months old and 3 years old, officials said. An 11-year-old also suffered serious injuries after the massive tree smashed into the home in Birmingham.
/ Source: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A large tree toppled into a home in the Alabama city of Birmingham during passing storms Thursday, killing two young children and injuring at least three other people, authorities said.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service was called shortly after 5:30 p.m. to the home off Interstate 59/20 in that city, a fire official told local news outlets.

Fire Battalion Chief Sebastian Carrillo told that emergency responders arrived to find a massive tree had smashed into the brick home. He said two children, a 3-year-old and a 3-month-old infant, were pronounced dead. An 11-year-old suffered serious injuries.

Authorities said a woman was taken to a hospital, and rescuers were working amid the debris to extricate another woman from the home Thursday evening. Their conditions and identities were not immediately disclosed.