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Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

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PHILADELPHIA — Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl. The girl was at the Rita's Water Ice store in north Philadelphia where a fundraiser for a sorority and fraternity was underway when she was killed around 4:30 p.m., police and witnesses said. Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity rushed to the girl's aid to get her ...

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