5-year-old boy killed by falling sign

December 1, 2005 16:46


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A five-year-old boy from Ma'aleh Efraim was fatally injured Thursday afternoon in Moshav Petza'el when a heavy wooden sign fell on him. The boy had recently been released from his preschool program and was awaiting a ride home. He apparently unsupervised when he attempted to climb on a sign, which weighed an estimated 70 kilograms. The sign reportedly collapsed on the boy, who sustained fatal injuries. A few minutes after the incident, a doctor on the scene pronounced the boy dead. Police and MDA teams were on the scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the boy's death.

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