An eight-year-old girl has died and a 12-year-old was seriously injured after getting trapped under logs in a forest today. The horrifying incident happened in Barcaldine Forest near the village of Benderloch outside Oban, Scotland.

Police and other emergency services scrambled to the scene after hearing the news. But it was too late for the tragic eight-year-old who died at the scene. The 12-year-old – whose current condition remains unclear – was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “An eight-year-old girl has died after she became trapped under logs in Benderloch. Around 2.40pm police and emergency services received a report that the young girl had become trapped. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the eight-year-old girl died at the scene. A 12-year-old was also airlifted to hospital in Oban for treatment.”