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5-year-old boy was killed after tree falls on DeKalb County home

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“When they arrived they heard a person screaming, they were able to rescue a mother virtually unharmed,” Capt. Jaeson Daniels told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “She complained of no injuries, but the child was deceased.”

A 5-year-old boy was killed Monday morning when a tree fell on his DeKalb County home, splitting the residence in two, officials said.

His mother was rescued and was not injured, but the boy became trapped after the tree came down in the 3400 block of Glenwood Road, according to a DeKalb County fire spokesman. Crews arrived shortly after 5 a.m. and found the child dead inside.

Daniels said the tree fell on the center of the home, making recovery efforts difficult. Crews have been called to secure the structure before they can remove the child’s body.

“There is so much destruction,” Daniels said. “It really just split the house in half.”

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