[Ed. – So sad that a favored childhood activity in snowy regions could turn tragic.]
A 12-year-old girl has died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church on Sunday in suburban Chicago.
Arlington Heights police are calling the death a “tragic accident.”
Police say the girl, Esther Jung, was playing with a 9-year-old girl in the snow outside Rothem Church. Their families began looking for the girls about an hour after they went outside to play.
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They found the girls under the snow. The younger girl survived.
Police say it’s unclear how long the girls were trapped.