Girl killed by fallen security gate outside Philadelphia ice cream shop

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Tragedy in Philadelphia after a metal security gate falls on a little girl, killing her.

It happened yesterday afternoon outside an Italian ice shop.

Police say the three-year-old girl was attending a fraternity and sorority fundraiser at the shop with her mother, when the metal gate weighing more than one thousand pounds, became detached from the building and landed on the girl.

Witnesses lifted the gate off the girl and tried to revive her, but she died at a nearby hospital.

Neighbors who live near the shop say there have been problems with the gate locking to the frame.

The accident is under investigation.

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