Pre-school kid found dead in washing machine

Christchurch - Child was rushed to hospital but did not survive.

By Web Report

Published: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3:23 PM

Last updated: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3:25 PM

In yet another bizzare incident, a child was reportedly found dead in front-loading washing machine which had been turned on.

According to police in New Zealand: “One person was injured and taken to hospital where they later died.”

The accident took place in the suburb of Hoon Hay in Christchurch on Friday evening, according to a report in

The pre-school age child was found unresponsive and was rushed to hospital by emergency services but he did not survive.

Investigations into the case have commenced and police are making enquiries into the cause of the death, as the authorities try to rule out any foul play, according to the report.

Curious young children are known to have been involved in household accidents all over the world. The dangers have been highlighted in the past. This is not the first case involving kids and washing machines, similar cases have occurred around the world in the past.

Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board chairwoman Karolyn Potter said the community was resilient and would rally around the family

Alamy photo used for illustrative purpose
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