NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An 8-year-old Bronx girl has died after a stone railing collapsed on top of her.
It happened around 8 p.m. Monday night at a building on Zerega Avenue near Tratman Avenue.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Unveils Extreme Weather Plan To Avoid Death And Destruction Of Ida During Future Storms
Police say the girl was playing on the front porch and trying to squeeze between two of the granite columns when a 10-foot long section of the balustrade gave way.
A neighbor saw the aftermath.READ MORE: New York City's Vaccine Mandate Could Impact Nets Season, As Irving Reportedly Not Getting Shot
“She fall on the ground and somebody holding her. And we call ambulance,” the neighbor said. “They should be careful about what they are doing when they build something because if they build right way, this wouldn’t happen. I’m said.”
She was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive.
The DOB says it hadn’t received any prior reports of structural issues at the building.MORE NEWS: Some Health Care Workers Still Defiant As New York State Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect
The investigation into the incident continues.