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Young girl dies in cemetery accident

Young girl dies in cemetery accident

Published: 23 Oct 2011 16:29 GMT+02:00
Updated: 23 Oct 2011 16:29 GMT+02:00

The tragedy occurred in a cemetery in Härryda, some 20 kilometres east of Gothenburg, early on Sunday afternoon.

Although details are somewhat unclear, she was apparently visiting the graveyard when the head stone fell on her.

The youngster was immediately rushed to the nearby Södra Älvsborgs hospital in Borås shortly before 2pm.

"A little girl has been struck by a gravestone on her head. It does not look promising," said Gothenburg police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg when the girl was taken to the hospital.

Shortly afterwards however, authorities at the hospital announced that she had not recovered and pronounced her dead

Meanwhile the police are looking further into the cause of the accident. The cemetery has been cordoned off while they try to establish more details.

"We have closed off the place where the accident happened while we wait to see whether we will carry out an investigation. What we do know is that a stone has fallen, but we do not know why," said Fuxborg.

He added that the girl had been with relatives at the time of the accident and that they were waiting to speak with her mother, who was with her at the time of the incident, at the hospital.

TT/The Local/gm (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

17:55 October 23, 2011 by sunnchilde
This is the kind of thing that is unbelievable. We all walk around feeling invulnerable. Life is so fragile. Any second you could slip and fall the wrong way, crash in to a car, get run over or just be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
18:07 October 23, 2011 by salalah
How incredible and sad...
18:28 October 23, 2011 by hatim
very sad,

20 km west of Gothenburg is the North Sea. Härryda is in east. The Local needs to hire grown ups for news reporting.
21:15 October 23, 2011 by skogsbo
sue the owner of the headstone.
21:34 October 23, 2011 by dizzymoe33
Another senseless loss of life. My thoughts are with the girls family.
21:55 October 23, 2011 by Frobobbles
Gravestones are not constructed to balance on. Neither is the graveyard a playground.
22:49 October 23, 2011 by star10
RIP. Condolence to her family.
04:00 October 24, 2011 by jvtx3232
Oh my gosh that is terrible what are the odds.

I feel real sad and sick to my stomach after reading about this tragedy.

:(
08:15 October 24, 2011 by Gabin
Rest in Peace, lite Princeza.

But my gosh what kind of parents let a kid play on a grave...
09:43 October 24, 2011 by Kahmoudi
My heart goes out to her family and friends. R.I.P, beloved.
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