Garage door crushes 4-year-old boy in Durban

2019-01-13 22:38


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A four-year-old Durban boy was crushed to death by a garage door, paramedics said.

According to Netcare911, paramedics responded to a report of a child who was injured at a residence in Montclair, Durban at bout 10:30 on Sunday morning. 

“Reports from the scene indicate that a four-year-old male had been crushed by a garage door,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst.

According to Netwerk24, Herbst said that the domestic worker had found the boy, and that he allegedly had the garage door remote in his hand. His parents were home and he was playing alone.

“The child was assessed by an advanced life support paramedic and found to have no signs of life and tragically declared deceased at the scene,” Herbst said.

Police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the incident.

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