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An 11-month-old baby has tragically died after a clumsy neighbour fell over and flattened the young tot while she was crawling.
The shocking incident took place in the district of Kartepe in the north-western Turkish province of Kocaeli when an unnamed neighbour came to visit the baby’s parents, Elif and Olcay Essiz.
According to local media, 11-month-old baby Zeynep Asel was killed when the female neighbour fell and crushed the tot’s head, cracking her skull.
Reports said that the baby was crawling on the floor when the woman entered the house and promptly lost her balance.
The parents immediately called the emergency services and the crushed tot was taken to a nearby private hospital in an ambulance, according to local media.
The baby was then rushed into intensive care for emergency treatment where doctors reportedly detected a cracked skull, however despite their best efforts they were unable to save the poor tot’s life.
The police have confirmed that they have launched an investigation into Zeynep Asel’s death and it is unclear if the neighbour will face charges at the moment.
Meanwhile, the baby’s funeral took place in the district of Izmit and was attended by friends and family of the grieving parents.