"befalls" in the verb sense
1. befall, bechance, betide
become of happen to
"He promised that no harm would befall her"
"What has become of my children?"
2. happen, befall, bechance
happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
"It happens that today is my birthday"
"These things befell" (Santayana)
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