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Police: 2 people killed after large boulders tumble down cliff behind a house

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    Flood lights from fire engines parked on nearby state Route 9 shine on the rubble of a two-story log home that was crushed by boulders that broke loose from the cliff above it and killed two people inside the home Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Rockville, Utah. (AP Photo/The Spectrum & Daily News, Jud Burkett)The Associated Press

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    Flood lights from fire engines parked on nearby state Route 9 shine on the rubble of a two-story log home that was crushed by boulders that broke loose from the cliff above it and killed two people inside the home Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Rockville, Utah. (AP Photo/The Spectrum & Daily News, Jud Burkett)The Associated Press

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    Flood lights from fire engines parked on nearby state Route 9 shine on the rubble of a two-story log home that was crushed by boulders that broke loose from the cliff above it and killed two people inside the home Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Rockville, Utah. (AP Photo/The Spectrum & Daily News, Jud Burkett)The Associated Press

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    Law enforcement officers search through the rubble of a two-story log home that was crushed by boulders that broke loose from the cliff above it and killed two people inside the home Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Rockville, Utah. (AP Photo/The Spectrum & Daily News, Jud Burkett)The Associated Press

Two people were killed after a rock slide destroyed their home in Rockville, Utah.

Authorities say at least a half-dozen large boulders fell from a cliff behind the house, destroying it and a garage early Thursday evening.

Springdale Police Chief Kurt Wright says two people were found after a search of the house, but police did not know whether they lived there.

Wright said the site was "unstable" and that crews would return to the scene Friday morning to recover the bodies.

The police chief said snow and ice had built up on the cliff and between boulders.

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