Lilydale Regional Park
Thursday marks one year since a landslide in St. Paul’s Lilydale Park took the lives of two young students. Ten-year-old Mohamed Fofana and 9-year-old Haysem Sani were killed last May when a cliff fell on them during a class field trip.
The families of two children who were killed — and one child who was injured — after a landslide in Lilydale Regional Park last May could receive $1 million from the city of St. Paul, according to a settlement released Thursday.
Investigators say a rockslide that killed two children in a St. Paul park last spring was the result of natural causes, and the city could not have predicted it. Mayor Chris Coleman hired two independent investigators to examine the cause of the May incident at Lilydale Regional Park.
St. Paul has hired a law school dean to lead an investigation into last month’s landslide that killed two students on a field trip to a park. Mayor Chris Coleman on Friday announced the hiring of Donald M. Lewis.
In the frantic first minutes of a St. Paul field trip tragedy, chaperones and emergency workers struggled to connect. Two children from an elementary school in St. Louis Park were killed in a landslide in Lilydale Regional Park in last month.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says an area of a park where two children were killed in a gravel slide is now indefinitely closed. Coleman also says no permits will be issued for fossil hunting in Lilydale Regional Park. The mayor calls it “a tragic day for St. Paul.”
Partly for safety reasons, permits are required to hunt for fossils at a St. Paul park where a rockslide killed a fourth-grader on a field trip, left one missing and injured two others. St. Paul requires applicants to sign a waiver releasing the city from any liability for injuries or property damage.
A couple from Rosemount, a woman who watches the news and a father of three boys all gathered with two dozen other strangers in Rosemount Saturday afternoon to search for missing St. Paul woman Kira Trevino.
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