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Three-year-old dies after becoming entangled in playground ropes
Three-year-old dies after becoming entangled in playground ropes

A three-year-old girl has died after becoming entangled in ropes on equipment in a nursery playground.

The girl was pronounced dead at a UK hospital after she suffered serious injuries in the play area at York College yesterday afternoon The Daily Mail reports.

She is believed to have been playing on a slide at the college’s nursery and then become stuck on the ropes that form part of another piece of equipment.

It is not known whether she fell from the slide onto the ropes.

North Yorkshire Police said they did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances.

The scene was last night cordoned off while officers investigated the incident and Ofsted and the Health and Safety Executive were informed.

Officers were called to the area on Sim Balk Lane, York, yesterday afternoon by the ambulance service.

The police spokesman said: "At this stage, police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances and it appears that the girl has become entangled in a piece of play equipment."

It is believed that the girl was attending York College’s nursery, which offers day-care for 112 children aged six weeks to five years.

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