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Two-Year-Old Girl Crushed By Old-Fashioned TV Set

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

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A two-year-old girl has died after being crushed by an old-fashioned television set that fell onto her head.

Annette Estrada was rushed to a hospital in San Diego, California, but doctors were unable to save her.

According to the girl's family, the toddler had just finished her bath when she was sent alone to take clothes out of a rickety wicker chest, which doubled as a stand for a 35-inch television set weighting 50-60 lbs.

Moments later, the girl's family heard a tremendous crash coming from the living room.

Her family rushed to find out what had caused the noise, only to discover the little girl's head crushed underneath the toppled TV.

Police officer Lt. Mark Bennet told local TV news: "Unfortunately it was the perfect storm. This was a large, old-style C.R.T. television set, so they are very front heavy by themselves."

The little girl's aunt said: "She loved everybody,' said the victim's aunt. "If she just met you she would be smiling at you and say 'Hi'."

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