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Girl, 4, Crushed To Death By Collapsed Garden Wall

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015

Girl, 4, crushed to death by collapsed garden wall

A four-year-old girl was crushed to death after a garden wall fell on her.

Surranna Stonestreet died under the weight of the falling debris just yards from where her father Karl was working.

A witness said Karl was knocking down a 6ft-tall breeze block wall when it collapsed on his four-year-old daughter.

Neighbour Ken Marks said: "I was there about two minutes after the tragedy. I heard the screams and came running.

"Karl was knocking down an old shed wall, massive it was. Six-foot by six-foot, at least. He hit it with a sledgehammer and then all of a sudden she popped her head round.

"She came from nowhere, and it all came tumbling down on her. She had no chance. Karl is devastated – he had no idea she was there until it was too late."

More than a hundred people paid tribute to little Surranna who died following the tragedy at the family home in Bath.

Surranna's devastated mother Nicola paid tribute to her little daughter on a Facebook page called 'Nicola & Surranna Stonestreet.

She wrote: "R.I.P BABY UR GOING TO B SOOOOO MISSED UR WERE MY WORLD. NOW SLEEPING WITH THE ANGELS LOVE U DARLING XXXX"

Avon and Somerset Constabulary confirmed officers were called to the scene and that the matter has now been passed on to Avon Coroners.

Detective Sergeant Peter Knight, from Bath police, said: "This incident has now been investigated. It appears to have been a tragic accident with no suspicious circumstances."

A spokesman for Avon Coroner's Court said an inquest into the girl's death was likely to be opened later this week.

An emergency service operator gave mum Nicola instructions as they waited five minutes for the ambulance to appear – but her injuries were too severe.

Neighbour Ken, a retired builder, told a local news agency: "It was hell for the whole family. For all of us here on the estate.

"We're all devastated to be honest. The family are so gutted. It was such a traumatic experience, we're devastated. You can't put it into words."

Nicola and Karl were too upset to talk yesterday and asked to be left to grieve in peace.

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