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Horrific death of eight year old girl trapped inside an ice turtle

By The Siberian Times reporter
26 February 2013

Viktoria Adaeva went out to play on an ice slide before climbing onto a nearby 'turtle' also sculpted of ice.

Tragic Viktoria climbed into a hole in the ice turtle which had been carved by youngsters and could not get out. Picture: police broke the ice sculpture where the little one got stuck, cordoned the playground and started checks on other ice playgrounds in the area 

Such sculptures are popular with children all over Siberia in the winter where whole playgrounds are made of ice. 

Tragic Viktoria climbed into a hole in the ice turtle which had been carved by youngsters. Alone at the playground on Sunday, she got stuck. 

'She was probably screaming for help but no-one could hear her,' said one report. 

In temperatures of around minus 7C, her head, neck and one hand became stuck and froze to the side of the ice hole. This apparently also stopped air coming in for her to breathe. 

Unable to move, it is believed Victoria died of a lack of air. 

The girl's grandmother had allowed her out to play in their village of Kozulka village in Krasnoyarsk region.

stuck inside the snow turtle


stuck inside the snow turtle

CCTV cameras were trained on the ice playground but the security men did not see Viktoria at the park 

After she didn't return home, Lubov Sergeevna went to find her. She searched the playground but couldn't see any trace of her. 

She alerted the police who found the girl's body stuck in the ice hole. 

CCTV cameras were trained on the ice playground but the security men did not see Viktoria at the park. 

The girl's mother was in Krasnoyarsk taking university exams. 

Comments (1)

poor poor child how horrible
Mariusz, Poland
01/03/2013 00:53
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