Devon

Girl, 3, dies as fireplace surround collapses

Fireplace collapsed scene in Colebrook
Image caption Police have begun an investigation at the house in Colebrook

A three-year-old girl has died after part of a fireplace collapsed on top of her, police have said.

The girl sustained a head injury when the surround collapsed at a property in Colebrook, Plympton, near Plymouth, on Sunday.

She was taken to Derriford Hospital after emergency services were called at about 16:35 GMT.

She was pronounced dead a short time later, Devon and Cornwall Police said. Officers have begun an investigation.

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