8-year-old dies in storm cellar fire

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An eight-year-old boy has died after officials say he got trapped in a storm cellar that caught fire. 

The Independence County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Sunday just outside Oil Trough, about 20 miles southeast of Batesville, Arkansas. 

Rescue crews were called out to a house on Black Land Road to free the boy from the cellar. He was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital with severe burns where he later died due to his injuries. 

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