Girl, 7, dies after being hit by falling statue at hotel in Munich

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Girl, 7, dies after being hit by falling statue at hotel in Munich

Authorities are still investigating after an Italian girl was killed by a falling statue at a hotel in Munich.

The seven-year-old from Naples was on holiday in Germany with her parents, German police said on Sunday.

She died after being hit by a 200-kilogram stone statue in the hotel's courtyard on Friday evening.

People at the scene, including the girl's father, heard her screams and were able to free her, but she later died at a Munich hospital.

It remains unclear why the statue toppled over and crushed the girl. According to initial investigations, the statue was not anchored to the ground.