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Five-year-old girl is killed when a stone fence collapsed on her in Brooklyn

Five-year-old girl is killed when a stone fence collapsed on her in Brooklyn in front of her helpless mother

  • A five-year-old girl was killed in a freak accident when a brick fence she had been climbing on suddenly collapsed and crushed her to death
  • Alysson Pinto-Chaumana was walking with her mother when she tried to climb one of the ornamental pillars along a three-foot high, six-foot long granite fence 
  • The girl’s mother flagged down a passing ambulance and paramedics rushed her to Wyckoff Hospital but sadly she could not be saved and was pronounced dead 

A five-year-old girl was killed in a freak accident when a brick fence she had been climbing on suddenly collapsed and crushed her to death.

Alysson Pinto-Chaumana was walking with her mother when she tried to climb one of the ornamental pillars along a three-foot high, six-foot long granite fence in front of a Brooklyn house on Thursday evening.

Tragically, the decorative fence collapsed and the marble pillars toppled onto her in front of her helpless parents, ABC reported.

Alysson Pinto-Chaumana was walking with her mother when she tried to climb one of the ornamental pillars along a three-foot high, six-foot long granite fence in front of a Brooklyn house on Thursday evening (she is pictured with her mother Maria Chagmana Chaumana)

Alysson Pinto-Chaumana

Alysson Pinto-Chaumana

Tragically, the decorative fence collapsed and the marble pillars toppled onto her in front of her helpless parents

Now the distraught family is demanding an investigation into the fence had reportedly been installed as recently as December.

Now the distraught family is demanding an investigation into the fence had reportedly been installed as recently as December.

The girl’s mother flagged down a passing ambulance and paramedics rushed her to Wyckoff Hospital but sadly she could not be saved and was pronounced dead.  

Now the distraught family is demanding an investigation into the fence which had reportedly been installed as recently as December.

Alysson’s mother Maria Chaumana, in an interview with Telemundo, said the nightmarish accident unfolded in seconds.

‘I look to the side and then I see her fall back and was crushed — her whole head was crushed,’ Chaumana said. 

The girl's mother flagged down a passing ambulance and paramedics rushed her to Wyckoff Hospital but sadly she could not be saved and was pronounced dead

The girl’s mother flagged down a passing ambulance and paramedics rushed her to Wyckoff Hospital but sadly she could not be saved and was pronounced dead

Now the distraught family is demanding an investigation into the fence, as it had just recently been installed. Alysson's mother Maria Chaumana, in an interview with Telemundo , said the nightmarish accident unfolded in seconds

Now the distraught family is demanding an investigation into the fence, as it had just recently been installed. Alysson’s mother Maria Chaumana, in an interview with Telemundo , said the nightmarish accident unfolded in seconds

‘I grabbed her desperately, my daughter. I said “My love, my life” and I ran, and thank God there was an ambulance on the corner. I didn’t know why they were there, but I ran with her in my arms like a desperate mother, all bloody.’

‘When I reached the front of the yard and I saw that, I was shocked,’ one neighbor said. ‘It’s very heartbreaking. It’s very hard for a mother to lose their child. It’s very hard. I have two children, and I just can’t. It’s very hard.’  

The Department of Buildings has since issued a violation to the property owner for failure to maintain the property.

The Department of Buildings has since issued a violation to the property owner for failure to maintain the property

The Department of Buildings has since issued a violation to the property owner for failure to maintain the property

The violation comes with fines ranging from $6,000 to $25,000, DOB officials said. 

The owner of the building’s 16-year-old daughter told the Daily News that the fence was safe and sturdy when it was installed by a contractor last December.

‘We have no idea how it happened, everyone we’ve talked to said it was sturdy,’ said Donna Netchandra, whose family owns the home. ‘We would lean on it and everything. It’s just something that happened, an accident.’ 

‘We feel horrible. We feel terrible,’ Netchandra said. ‘We saw the stepfather last night after it happened and we hugged and everything.’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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