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Bath four-year-old dies in wall collapse

A four-year-old girl has died in a "tragic accident" after a wall fell on her at her family home.

Surranna Stonestreet was playing in the back garden at her home in Bath when the 6ft concrete wall collapsed on top of her.

Neighbours said they were alerted to the incident at about 16:00 BST on Friday by "terrible screams".

Avon and Somerset Police said her death was not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the Avon Coroner.

The family, who moved to the property in Haycombe Drive about a year ago, were said to be too upset to talk.

'We tried everything'

It is understood the accident happened while Surranna's father, Karl Stonestreet, was removing a doorframe from a shed.

Ken Marks, who lives opposite the family, said: "Her father took all the blocks off her and he carried her, he picked her up and carried her through the back garden into the hallway.

"He laid her on the floor and then tried to revive her. We tried everything, everything we could for that little girl. It's a nightmare, it is a nightmare."

Paramedics carried out emergency-life support at the scene, but Surranna died shortly after arrival at hospital.

Mr Marks, who is a builder, added: "The parents are traumatised. They are talking a little but are still traumatised. Karl is absolutely devastated by it.

"The police have said it is a tragic accident and you cannot put any blame on the parents - it is just one of those things that happens."

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