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Settlement reached in deadly landslide

Settlement reached in deadly landslide Click to Enlarge Photo: Vladimir Cetinski, Photos.com

Mar 13, 2014 at 4:55 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul City Council has approved a $1 million settlement between the city and the families of two boys killed and one boy injured in a landslide at Lilydale Regional Park last year.

The council approved the settlement Wednesday. Council member Chris Tolbert, who led the meeting, called it a fair settlement.

The families of the children who died — 9-year-old Haysem Sani and 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana — would each get $400,000, while $200,000 would go to the family of 10-year-old Devin Meldahl who suffered skull, leg and rib fractures.

The three boys, all fourth-graders at Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park, fell when a waterlogged cliff in the park collapsed as their class conducted a fossil hunt last May.

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