Tragedy as child killed by falling mirror

A 6-year-old girl was killed when a dressing mirror inside a shop in Foxtown Mall in Feizhou International Building collapsed on Saturday evening.

Edited by Zhang Yang

A 6-year-old girl was killed when a dressing mirror inside a shop in Foxtown Mall in Feizhou International Building collapsed on Saturday evening.

The girl suffered severe head injuries and died in No. 6 People’s Hospital, close to the building in Xuhui District.

Shanghai TV reported on that the tragedy took place at about 7pm on Saturday.

The girl was with her mother in the shop, “I.T Outlet.” At the time of the incident, her father and grandmother were in another part of the mall at the time.

The mother said the mirror didn’t look like it would fall on people and tried to save her daughter when she saw it topple, but was not quick enough to save her.

The mirror, about 3 meters in height, 1 meter in width and weighing least 50 kilograms, was allegedly leaning on the wall and not fixed to anything at all.

The shop has suspended business.

A manager from the operating company told Shanghai TV that company inspectors had never found any problems with the mirror before, but they were not sure whether it had been fixed on the wall or not.

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