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Jun 28, 2014 8:57 PM by AP

Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Rita's Italian Ice says their "hearts and prayers" go out to the family of the 3-year-old girl killed when a security door fell on her at a Philadelphia frozen treat shop.

Police say a metal security door detached and fell on the child at a Rita's Water Ice store in north Philadelphia. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. in the city's Brewerytown section. They say the girl was taken to a hospital and died shortly after arrival.

Rita's spokeswoman Linda Duke says she can't comment further due to the investigation.

WPVI-TV reports the child was there with her mother, and bystanders rushed to her aid while others gave CPR. Witnesses tell the station a sorority and fraternity fundraiser was happening at the time.

Officials are investigating.

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Photo Courtesy WPVI-TV ABC6

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