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Hospital: Boy Injured In St. Paul Landslide In Fair Condition

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One of the fourth-graders injured in Wednesday’s landslide in St. Paul is currently in fair condition, according to Regions Hospital and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

The hospital announced Friday afternoon that Devon Meldahl was admitted to the trauma center on Wednesday.

The landslide happened that afternoon in Lilydale Park, and it left Meldahl and another child injured and killed two others. Authorities identified those killed on Thursday as 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana and 9-year-old Haysem Sani.

The landslide is under investigation. The other fourth-grader injured was treated at Regions Hospital Wednesday and released. He is at home recovering from a broken ankle.

A memorial service was held for Fofana and Sani at Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park, which the children attended. Gov. Mark Dayton offered words of comfort to the students dealing with the loss of their classmates.

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