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RSS Feeds`The mothers voice - I can still hear it: Neighbours mourn two-year-old killed by falling air conditioner
(The Star Toronto Raptors)


13 november 2019 02:02:08

`The mothers voice - I can still hear it: Neighbours mourn two-year-old killed by falling air conditioner
(The Star Toronto Raptors)

Parvin Santo always made a point to say hello to the two-year-old girl she’d often see with her mom, brother and sister when she took her own children to a nearby Scarborough playground. “Hi princess, how are you?” Santo recalled asking the “nice, cute” toddler, who would respond with laughter and smiles.Now, “I cannot sleep,” said Santo, who has two children of her own. “I am crying all night.”Neighbours at the 13-storey Toronto Community Housing building in Scarborough are mourning along with the family of the toddler, who died after being struck by a falling air conditioner on Monday. “We heard screaming,” said Marta Gero, a resident at 3847 Lawrence Ave. E., who told the Star she saw the mother pushing her daughter in a stroller every morning.“There was nothing left of the stroller,” she said on Tuesday. “The mother’s voice — I can still hear it.”Gero said the little girl was “barely two” and her mother has two other children, a boy around seven, and a girl around five years old. Gero said she plans on bringing the other kids some Lego to let them know she’s thinking of them.Toronto police were called to the corner of Lawrence Avenue East and Mossbank Drive around 3:45 p.m. Monday after reports that an air conditioning unit fell from the eighth floor. Paramedics rushed the toddler to Sick Kids Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She died in hospital. It is still not clear what caused the air conditioning unit to fall on the child. Police said no charges have been laid.“Any family going through this is a tragedy,” said Toronto police Const. Caroline de Kloet.Quafi Zahan, picking up her children from the local elementary school on Tuesday afternoon, said the mother took her baby daughter to a program there. She last saw her holding the toddler at the Remembrance Day ceremony Monday. The family was from Afghanistan, she added. ...

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