Two killed in South End trench flood

Two workers were killed when a water main break flooded the trench they were working in.

Boston Ma 10-21-2016 A sad scene at a Trench Collapse on Dartmouth Street. Boston Globe Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

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Workers stood near the scene of the trench flood.

Boston Ma 10-21-2016 Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (cq) on scene at Trench Collapse Dartmouth Street. Boston Globe Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

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Mayor Walsh was at the scene of the flood.

Boston Ma 10-21-2016 Trench Collapse Dartmouth Street. Recovery effort underway. Boston Globe Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

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Firefighters worked in the South End.

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Reports from the scene of the South End watermain break

Boston firefighters responded after a broken hydrant caused water to flood a contruction area workers were in.

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8.3.123270879_Regional_xxsolights The difference in lighting color is evident on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 in Easton, Mass., from the LED streetlight in the background and the high pressure sodium light in the foreground which is much more orange and less like daylight. Recently the town converted over 1,000 high pressure sodium lights to the more efficient LED street lights. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

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This $3 million Georgian Revival home on the water in Gloucester was not even the biggest home sale of the week

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