Girl, 12, dies after snow fort collapses on her and friend in suburban Chicago

Girl, 12, dies after snow fort collapses on her and friend in suburban Chicago

[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.

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