5-year-old Texas boy dies when table falls on him in church

Posted at 11:08 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 12:13:22-04

HOUSTON (AP/KXXV) — Police in Houston say a 5-year-old boy has died after table fell on him at a church.

Police were called to the Signs And Wonders Apostolic Outreach Ministries in northwest Houston about 9:30 p.m. Thursday and found the child injured.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office told KTRK-TV that the child was playing inside of a room alone when the furniture fell on him.

Police say he was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The child's name has not been released and police say officers are still trying to determine what caused the table to fall. Parishioners told KTRK that the table was not bolted down, but it was heavy.