Yamal: three-year-old child suffocates in washing machine

Yamal: three-year-old child suffocates in washing machine

Awakened parents found the body in the middle of the night.

A three-year-old baby climbed into a washing machine and suffocated while his parents were sleeping. The couple got up at night, noticing an empty cot, and then stumbled upon a breathless body in the washing machine, the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug reports.

The ambulance called to the scene on December 13, 2018 in the city of Gubkinsky contacted the police. The investigative department launched a pre-investigation probe.

A similar incident occurred on December 4 in the city of Yelizovo, the Kamchatka Region. A nine-year-old boy climbed into a washing machine and closed the door from the inside, after which he was unable to get out and suffocated. Before that, the parents had already pulled the baby out of the washing machine once.

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