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RSS Feeds`Happy, playful´ girl remembered at vigil for toddler killed by falling air conditioner unit
(The Star Theatre)


17 november 2019 04:50:33

`Happy, playful´ girl remembered at vigil for toddler killed by falling air conditioner unit
(The Star Theatre)

The toddler killed after an air conditioning unit fell from the eighth floor of a Scarborough highrise was a happy child who loved music and was scared of the vacuum cleaner, her cousin said at a candlelight vigil Saturday.Friends, neighbours and relatives gathered to remember two-year-old Crystal Mirogho in the same spot outside a Toronto Community Housing building on Lawrence Avenue East where she was hit on Monday afternoon, as her mother pushed her in a stroller. Her two young siblings are “traumatized” after witnessing the incident, relatives said.Paramedics rushed Crystal to the Hospital for Sick Children with life-threatening injuries. She died in hospital.“She was the most beautiful, happy, just playful baby ever,” Khursand Nurogho, Crystal’s cousin, told the Star on Saturday. “She’d get injured one second and you’ll just kiss where she got hurt and she’ll forget about it right away.”Nurogho said Crystal’s parents, who did not attend the vigil, are “devastated.”“I’m trying to stay strong but it’s really really difficult. I can only imagine what the parents are feeling if I’m feeling like this as her cousin,” Nurogho said.Crystal’s four-year-old sister keeps expecting the toddler to show up again, even bringing home a piece of paper for her sister from school, she said. Crystal’s seven-year-old brother, meanwhile, tries to comfort his parents whenever they cry. “He quickly runs to the parents and hugs them because he understands what’s happening,” Nurogho said. Family friend Nooria Kamran added that the little boy was the one who ran around the area screaming for help after the air conditioner unit fell on Crystal.Posters with the little girl’s pictures were set up on a table with stuffed animals and candles for the vigil. Members of the Afghan community spoke about the importance of supporting the family, origina ...

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