Home under construction collapses, 2 workers killed

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SUNSET, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a South Carolina home under construction has collapsed during a thunderstorm, killing two construction workers.

Pickens County Emergency Management Deputy Director Pierce Womack said two other workers were hurt in the collapse around 2 p.m. July 18 on the home on Lake Keowee near Sunset.

Womack says a storm with lightning and high winds was moving through during the collapse. He said emergency crews had to cut down fallen trees and avoid downed power lines to get to the workers.

In a statement, Womack said other workers on the site pulled their colleagues from the rubble before emergency crews arrived.

Womack did not know the conditions of the injured workers.

The names of the workers killed have not been released.

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