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Two dead after giant boulder rolls through house in US

Two people are dead after a giant boulder rolled straight through a house in the US state of Utah last night.

Police search the property in Rockville, Utah for survivors Credit: Reuters

The rock slide happened just before 5pm local time in the town of Rockville and left the property littered with large boulders.

Utah Police Chief Kurt Wright said officers "conducted a search of the house ... to see if possibly someone was still alive or still buried and we found nothing."

A large boulder sits on top of the a building Credit: Reuters

Wright said the slide was caused by the constant freezing and thawing of the rocks due to the low temperatures and excessive snow the region has seen this season.