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'Freak Accident': Snow Buries 3 Kids in Idaho, Killing 2-Year-Old

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    First-responders recovered a two-year-old under a pile of snow and large block of ice in Island Park, Idaho.

    An avalanche of snow slid off a cabin roof in Idaho on Friday, burying three young girls, one of whom has died, officials said Saturday.

    The "freak accident" happened around 5:30 p.m. local time in Macks Inn, a winter recreation community in Island Park, part of Idaho's Caribou-Targhee National Forest, said Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries.

    A pair of 7-year-olds and a 2-year-old, all sisters, were under the snow for a half hour, Humphries told NBC News.

    The 2-year-old died of injuries after she was rushed to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.