A young child has died at a Christmas market in Luxembourg after being crushed by a falling ice sculpture, according to police.
The two-year-old girl was visiting the Place Guillaume II at 8 pm yesterday with family when she was struck by a block of ice.
Eyewitnesses claim that the sculpture collapsed beside an ice rink and shattered into pieces, in the process fatally injuring the child.
Local media were told that despite paramedics attempts to resuscitate the child “in front of relatives”, the child died.
The girl’s distraught family were “left in tears” and are now being looked after by a local psychological support group.
Le Quotidien says that the “tragedy occurred near the ice rink, next to the large wooden chalet at the market”.
The publication also added that yesterday afternoon, the ice house was built so that people could pose for photos there.
After the tragedy, the market was evacuated and closed off as detectives conduct an investigation.
Detectives are asking for witnesses to come forward with further information on what occurred.
At this current moment in time, it is unclear as to why the ice sculpture collapsed.
The public prosecutor’s office is looking at the case and investigating as involuntary manslaughter.
Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, took to Twitter to share his condolences: “words cannot describe how tragic the incident is”.