Child is killed at Christmas market in Luxembourg when ice sculpture topples over, smashes and victim is hit by a broken shard

A young child was killed by a falling ice sculpture at Luxembourg city’s Christmas market, police said.

‘According to initial evidence, an ice sculpture collapsed and a block of ice unfortunately hit a young child’ around 8pm local time on Sunday, police said.

‘The child was severely injured and died in the ambulance,’ the statement added.

A young child was killed by a falling ice sculpture at Luxembourg city's Christmas market, police said

A young child was killed by a falling ice sculpture at Luxembourg city’s Christmas market, police said

Witnesses told local media that ambulance staff had attempted to revive the child at the scene.

An investigation has been opened.

The accident happened just metres from the ice rink at the capital city’s annual Christmas fair which opened on Thursday. 

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