Falling Mirror Kills 2-Year-Old at Shoe Store

March 5, 2018 Updated: October 5, 2018

A family demands answers after their 2-year-old daughter was fatally injured by a falling mirror at a shoe store in Georgia.

The girl, Ifrah Siddique, was with her family at a Payless ShoeSource store in Riverdale on Friday, March 2, around 8 p.m.

While they were trying on shoes, a mirror mounted at the end of an aisle toppled over and fell on top of the toddler, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

Police, fire department, and EMS were called to the scene and found the child severely injured. Medics rushed her to the Southern Regional Medical Center where she died, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I feel dead like I am no more … that was my little girl,” said Mohsin Siddique, the child’s father.

The family now demands answers and justice, Fox 5’s Marissa Mitchell tweeted. The father believes the mirror wasn’t properly fastened.

“I don’t want any money. I’m not going to any… People are saying they’re going to [do] a lawsuit… money, money. I don’t need money. I need my daughter. I just want justice for this… who did this bad things,” the father told WSB-TV.

The store manager allowed the family to go to a back room where the mirror was placed after the incident. The family took a picture of the mirror after it was cleaned and provided the picture to media. They also provided a picture showing where the mirror was originally placed.

The store closed early on Saturday and was closed Sunday.

‏A mirror and window repair truck was spotted outside the store Saturday.

“At least they are fixing it, but still the question is why wasn’t it secured in the first place,” said the girl’s cousin Aqib Iftkhar.

Payless ShoeSource released the following statement:

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ifrah Siddique during this time of incredible loss. We are devastated by this tragic event and are fully cooperating with authorities to research and understand the nature of this accident. Out of respect for the family, no further information will be provided at this time.”

 

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