Boy killed after falling into sand dunes pit

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A 17-year-old boy fell into a pit he was digging in the sand dunes in Middelkerke.

10 July 2008

BELGIUM - Last weekend, a 17-year-old boy from Neder-Over-Heembeek was buried alive by sand.

He was digging a pit in the sand dunes in Middelkerke when he fell into the pit and was covered by loose sand.

When the fire department arrived on the scene, the boy was still alive when he was rescued from the pit. However, he was in a very poor state.

He was brought to the hospital where he later died.

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