Ifrah Siddique was crushed
A two year-old girl died after being crushed by a mirror that fell from the wall in a Payless ShoeSource store.
Ifrah Siddique was standing inches from her baby brother when the unsecured 6ft looking glass toppled from the wall of the store in Riverdale, Ga., USA and fell on top of her.
The mirror was so heavy it took two people to pick it up and rescue Ifrah from underneath after the incident on Friday evening. She was rushed to hospital but died around an hour later after suffering internal bleeding and losing a lot of blood, her cousin Aqib Iftkhar told WSB.
He added: ‘You wouldn’t really expect it. We are all still in the state of shock.
‘We want to make sure this doesn’t happen again for anybody.
‘We don’t want to see another kid get into something like this.’
The 6ft mirror which crushed the toddler to death (Fox5)
Afterwards, Ifrah’s father Mohsin Siddique told FOX 5 of his devastation, saying: ‘I feel dead like I am no more…that was my little girl.’
Eyewitness Latisha Culpatrick, who works in the same strip mall as the shoe store recalled: ‘I could hear the crash and the mom screaming.
‘Everybody was crowded around the door. It’s just tragic.’
Payless said the grieving family had its ‘deepest sympathies’, adding: ‘We are devastated by this tragic event and are fully cooperating with authorities to research and understand the nature of this accident.
‘Out of respect for the family, no further information will be provided at this time.’
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