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GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Two employees of the Gatlinburg wastewater treatment plant were found dead after a 40-foot-high concrete wall fell on them at about 9:00 a.m. yesterday, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
Rescue workers discovered the bodies of John D. Eslinger, 53, and Don A. Storey, 44, while searching through the rubble yesterday afternoon, the article stated.
The collapse also caused 850,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the Little Pigeon River, according to the story.
Due to recent rainfall the river was moving quickly and likely carried the wastewater a substantial distance, the article reported.
The cause of the collapse is under investigation.
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