Philadelphia boy, 4, fatally impaled by glass from shattered picture frame |
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Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was killed when a glass-framed photo fell from a wall at his family’s Philadelphia home, spraying the room with chards that struck him in the abdomen.

The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Adrian Ortega’s mother was home at the time. Authorities say the boy and his two sisters were playing together in the residence when the frame fell, though it’s not clear why that happened.

Family members Ortega was bleeding profusely so they took him to a hospital, but he died there a short time later. Further details on his injuries have not been disclosed. An autopsy is planned.

No other injuries were reported in the accident.

Authorities say no charges have been filed, but the accident remains under investigation.

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