Thursday 27 November 2014

Child dies when door falls on her

Published 29/06/2014 | 04:17

Investigators outside a Rita's Water Ice store in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia (AP)
Investigators outside a Rita's Water Ice store in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia (AP)

A spokeswoman for Rita's Italian Ice says their "hearts and prayers" go out to the family of a three-year-old girl killed when a security door fell on her at a Philadelphia shop.

Police say a metal security door detached and fell on the child at a Rita's Water Ice store in north Philadelphia.

The accident happened in the city's Brewerytown section, and the girl was taken to a hospital and died shortly after arrival.

Rita's spokeswoman Linda Duke says she cannot comment further due to the investigation.

WPVI-TV reports that the child was there with her mother, and bystanders rushed to her aid while others gave CPR.

Witnesses tell the station a fundraiser was happening at the time.

Officials are investigating.

Press Association

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