Nine-year-old Quebec girl dead after snow fort collapsed

Second girl in the fort not in danger

A nine-year-old girl has died after being buried in snow while building a fort in Portneuf, Que., about 58 kilometres from Quebec City.

According to provincial police, another seven-year-old girl was with her in the fort when it collapsed. She was injured, but her life is not in danger.

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First responders tried to resuscitate the nine-year-old. Her death was declared later in hospital.

The incident happened in the backyard of a residence in Saint-Ubalde, in Portneuf, around 2:40 p.m. Sunday.

An investigator and the forensic identification service went on site to analyze the scene.

Thumbnail courtesy of Marion Bérubé/Radio-Canada.

The story was originally published for CBC News. It contains files from Radio-Canada.