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St. Paul Expected to Approve $1M Settlement in Lilydale Deaths

Updated: 03/12/2014 7:09 AM
Created: 03/06/2014 4:24 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $1 million to the families of two children who were killed and one who was injured in a landslide during a school field trip last May.
    
The St. Paul City Council is scheduled to approve the settlement Wednesday.
    
The families of the children who died - 9-year-old Haysem Sani and 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana - would each get $400,000, while $200,000 would go to the family of 10-year-old Devin Meldahl, who suffered skull, leg and rib fractures.
    
The children were part of a group from Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park that went fossil-hunting at Lilydale Regional Park.
    
Two city-funded investigations last year found that city employees knew of past landslides in the park but could not have predicted the tragedy.

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