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

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A large tree fell on a house in Birmingham, Alabama, during fleeting storms Thursday, killing two young children and injuring at least three other people, authorities said.

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

Fire Brigade Chief Sebastian Carrillo tell al.com that emergency responders arrived to find a huge tree had been smashed in the brick house. He said two 3-year-old children and a 3-month-old infant were declared dead. An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured.

A woman was taken to hospital, authorities said, and rescuers were working through the wreckage to get another woman out of the house Thursday night. Their circumstances and identities were not immediately disclosed.

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