A half-ton boulder crashed into a house, killing a 3-year-old boy as he slept in his bedroom, and state mining officials are trying to find out how it became dislodged.
The boulder rolled through the wall of Jeremy Kyle Davidson's bedroom in the Jefferson National Forest early on Friday, sheriff's officials said.
The big rock then barreled into Jeremy's brother's bedroom, but he was not hurt, says News24.
Mining company A&G Coal Corp. is building a road near a strip mine nearby, but the state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy ruled out the possibility the boulder came loose during blasting.
Officials briefly evacuated two other homes in the area until loose rocks and other debris could be removed. The boy's death remained under investigation, informs Miami Herald.
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