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8-year-old boy gets crushed to death after tombstone fell on him at church during birthday party

By Mason White 6:28 PM December 12, 2016
Cemetery (illustration) 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A young boy died while his family was celebrating a loved one’s birthday at church, according to police in Arkansas.

Lynn police said that the 8-year-old boy was playing at the cemetery of the church while his family members were partying.

The boy was playing in the cemetery of the church when the tombstone toppled and crushed him. He was taken to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The incident unfolded on Saturday afternoon.

Investigators believe that the child’s death was an accident. Jeff Neely, who is the pastor of the church, vowed to help the family pay for the funeral.