Boy, 4, dies after being crushed by swing set in Eastern Townships

Quebec provincial police are investigating.
Quebec provincial police are investigating. Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press

A four-year-old boy has died after he was crushed by a swing set in the municipality of Bury in the Eastern Townships.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) says the incident occurred around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Police say the child was swinging in the yard of a family home when the structure collapsed and fell on him.

The boy’s death was confirmed at a hospital in Sherbrooke.

An investigation is underway.

— With files from Global News’ Kalina Laframboise