A 9-year-old child in Arizona died after a metal gate fell on them at an elementary school, according to the local sheriff’s office.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said the child was helping to close a metal gate at Centennial Elementary School, part of the Flowing Wells School District in northern Tucson, Arizona, when the gate disconnected and fell on the child.
Deputies and a crew with from the Northwest Fire Department responded to the emergency call at the school and administered aid. The child was then taken to a nearby hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.
The investigation into the tragedy is ongoing.
Scripps News reached out to the Flowing Wells School District for a statement.
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