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A child died at the Village Vacances Valcartier

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The investigators of the Sûreté du Québec are on site to shed light on this event.

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A five-year-old child lost his life Friday evening after accidentally injuring himself in a room at the Hôtel Valcartier at the Village Vacances Valcartier, near Quebec.

The first responders, who notified investigators from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), were called to the scene for an injured child who was subsequently taken to the hospital, around 5:15 p.m. .

The child would have been injured by a retractable bed, according to initial information, indicated Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the SQ.

He died of his injuries at approximately 7:17 p.m.

The Major Crimes Investigation Division of the SQ will investigate the circumstances of this tragedy.

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 Following the tragic accident that occurred last night, all our thoughts are with the family, responded the management of Village Vacances Valcartier on Saturday. We will not make any further comments out of respect for the loved ones and to allow the police to carry out their work and not harm the ongoing investigation.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116