Two-year-old girl crushed to death in front of siblings as AC unit falls on her stroller from eighth floor
A 2-year-old child was killed when an AC unit fell off the 8th floor of an apartment and landed on her stroller in front of her two young siblings.
The Toronto police revealed that they were called to an apartment complex located in the Scarborough section of the city around 4 pm on Monday. The mother of the girl and her three young children were making their way to the Toronto Community Housing complex after picking two of her children up from school.
As reported by CTV News Toronto, just before entering the building, an AC unit landed directly on the stroller which was carrying 2-year-old Crystal Mirogho. Two of Crystal's siblings, aged 5 and 7, witnessed the tragic accident. Mirogho was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Building resident, Sherene Bromfield said, "I heard screaming. I ran on my balcony and I looked over and I could see her trying to revive her daughter. They said they had a pulse, a low pulse, and she just started crying." The family spoke via a law firm and said they were devastated by the death of Mirogho.
The family shared, "Our family has lost our precious baby girl Crystal. We are devastated. We would ask that through this difficult time, we be given the opportunity to grieve our loss privately. We wanted to thank the public for the outpouring of support for our family while we are struggling to cope this is a tragedy."
A GoFundMe campaign was started to help the family with the funeral expenses. The campaign is also looking to raise money to help the family relocate to another home. "The family cannot bear to go back to the same building where their daughter was killed", the GoFundMe page read.
As of Thursday, the page had managed to raise more than $19,000 out of the $30,000 goal.