7-year-old boy fatally crushed by dresser in Harlem


NEW YORK (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was killed when a dresser fell on him in his East Harlem apartment, police said.

Police, firefighters and emergency medical workers responded to a 911 call at 7:30 p.m. and found the boy trapped between a dresser and the bedroom door, a police spokesperson said.

Rescuers freed the child and took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the boy was in the bedroom when the dresser fell on him and blocked the door, so firefighters had to remove the door to get access to him.

No criminality is suspected, police said.


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