Tragedy has struck in Germany after a 7-year-old Italian girl on holiday with her parents has been crushed to death after a marble statue collapsed on her at a hotel in Munich.
Lavinia Trematerra, 7, from Italy was on holiday with her parents when she was struck by the marble statue that weighed around 200kg while playing in the courtyard of a Munich hotel on Friday evening.
Other tourists staying at the hotel called the emergency services after managing to free the child but her injuries were so severe she died in hospital shortly after.
Investigations as to what caused the incident are now underway.
According to the Italian news agency Ansa the statue was not attached to the ground and fell on top of Lavinia while she was playing.
Valentina Poggi, the young girl's mother, said in a tribute on Facebook: "You are and will always be our angel. Love of our life."
Michele Trematerra, the girl's father, said: "Our life has changed."
Munich police said: "On Friday, 26 August 2022, at around 7:30pm, a child from Italy who was on vacation with her parents was in a courtyard of a Munich hotel. "For reasons that are still unclear, a stone statue weighing around 200kg fell over and seriously injured the child. "A scream made several people aware of the situation and they were able to free the child. An emergency call was then made. "The child was taken to a Munich hospital by ambulance, where she later succumbed to her injuries."