A boy of four from Manchester has died after being crushed by an iron gate while on holiday visiting family in Italy. Little Angelo Quirino, from Crumpsall, was visiting family near Rome when the tragedy happened on Saturday afternoon.
His uncle and some neighbours are said to have gone to help when they heard screams but found the youngster unconscious. The incident happened at a property the family had hired in the coastal district of Anzio, about 40 miles south of Rome, some three days into the family trip to visit Italian relatives.
An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene and medics are said to have attempted to resuscitate the youngster for more than 45 minutes. The boy, who was due to start school in north Manchester next month, reportedly suffered injuries to his head and collarbone. An investigation is under way into how the 200kg (450lb) sliding iron gate toppled onto the child as he played football with his older brother.