9-year girl dies in snow-fort collapse in Quebec

Canada Global (Web News) According to the Quebec Provincial Police, a nine-year-old girl died on Sunday afternoon after colliding with something in the snow behind a house in Saint-Ubalde, Quebec.

According to the Sûreté du Québec, the victim was building a snow fort with another child when it fell on top of them (SQ).

In the municipality around 100 kilometres west of Quebec City, police, paramedics, and firefighters were called to the site around 2:40 p.m.

Nine-year-old child “needed to undergo resuscitation techniques,” according to first responders. According to SQ spokesman Béatrice Dorsainville, she was transferred to the hospital and later declared deceased.

The second girl, who is seven years old, allegedly sustained non-critical injuries.
According to Dorsainville, “We have an investigator and the forensic identification service who are on site to evaluate the incident”.

Authorities were unable to immediately confirm whether an adult was present when the incident occurred with the kids.

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