23 Jul 2011

Girl killed by umbrella

12:00 pm on 23 July 2011

A German girl has been killed in a freak accident when a broken umbrella was thrown by a fellow pupil.

She was part of a group in a school playground throwing the discarded item around in a game of catch.

A boy threw the umbrella, which had been reduced to the wooden handle and the metal pole and spike, over the top of the school building like a spear.

It hit the girl in the chest. Despite friends and medics giving her first aid, she could not be revived.