Girls' playtime ends in deadly tragedy

Updated: 2012-04-12 08:04

(China Daily)

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Girls' playtime ends in deadly tragedy

Two 9-year-old girls died after being trapped in a box while playing hide-and-seek.

Zhou Liya and her cousin Zhang Yue were believed to be missing from their homes in Longchang county, Sichuan province, for several days when their parents assumed they had gone out to play.

The girls' bodies were discovered by Zhang Daoyin, Zhang Yue's father, while he was looking for tools in his own home. He found the girls trapped inside heavy boxes.

Zhang suspected they had died of suffocation, but police say the cause of death cannot be confirmed until autopsy results were available.

(Huaxi Metropolis Daily)