Toddler is killed at Christmas market in Luxembourg when ice sculpture topples over, smashes and victim is hit by a broken shard

  • Police said that an ice sculpture collapsed and a shard of ice hit a young child
  • Luxembourg police said that the incident happened at around 8pm local time
  • ‘The child was severely injured and died in the ambulance,’ the statement added
  • Witnesses said ambulance staff had attempted to revive the child at the scene

A young child was yesterday killed by a falling ice sculpture at Luxembourg city’s Christmas market.

Police said the child, described as a toddler, was hit by a shard in the Place Guillaume at around 8pm local time and died in an ambulance.

It is not yet clear why the sculpture fell.

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A young child was yesterday killed by a falling ice sculpture (pictured) at Luxembourg city's Christmas market

 A young child was yesterday killed by a falling ice sculpture (pictured) at Luxembourg city’s Christmas market

Police said the child was hit by a shard from the sculpture (pictured) in the Place Guillaume at around 8pm local time and died in an ambulance

Police said the child was hit by a shard from the sculpture (pictured) in the Place Guillaume at around 8pm local time and died in an ambulance

Police said: ‘According to initial evidence, an ice sculpture collapsed and a block of ice unfortunately hit a young child.

‘The child was severely injured and died in the ambulance.’

Witnesses told local media that ambulance staff had tried to revive the child at the scene.

An investigation was opened as the market was cordoned off.

The accident happened just metres from the ice rink at the capital city’s annual Christmas fair which opened on Thursday.

Witnesses told local media that ambulance staff had tried to revive the child at the scene (pictured, the aftermath)

Witnesses told local media that ambulance staff had tried to revive the child at the scene (pictured, the aftermath)

It is not yet clear why the sculpture fell. Police said: 'According to initial evidence, an ice sculpture collapsed and a block of ice unfortunately hit a young child. The child was severely injured and died in the ambulance' (file photo of the Christmas fair)

It is not yet clear why the sculpture fell. Police said: ‘According to initial evidence, an ice sculpture collapsed and a block of ice unfortunately hit a young child. The child was severely injured and died in the ambulance’ (file photo of the Christmas fair)

An investigation was opened as the market was cordoned off. The accident (pictured, the sculpture) happened just metres from the ice rink at the capital city's annual Christmas fair which opened on Thursday

An investigation was opened as the market was cordoned off. The accident (pictured, the sculpture) happened just metres from the ice rink at the capital city’s annual Christmas fair which opened on Thursday

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