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A toddler was reportedly killed during a freak accident as she finished trying on shoes with her mother.

Two-year-old, Ifrah Siddique, was rushed to hospital after a full-length mirror came loose and fell on top of her at a Payless shoe store in Riverdale, Georgia, according to CBS News affiliate WGCL-TV.

It reportedly took two people to lift the mirror off the young girl, who was hit in the back of the head.

Paramedics found Ifrah in a state of traumatic arrest — a condition where the heart stops beating to due to trauma — and the 2-year-old later died at the hospital, WGCL-TV reported. “I feel dead, like I am no more,” Ifrah’s father, Mohsin Siddique, told Fox 5 Atlanta.

“That was my little girl.” “We’re all still in a state of shock,” a family member told WGCL-TV. The family is hoping to have Payless ensure all of their shelves and mirrors are secured in stores nationwide, he added. “We want to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

Payless told Time in a statement, “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ifrah Siddique during this time of incredible loss. We are devastated by this tragic event and are fully cooperating with authorities to research and understand the nature of this accident. Out of respect for the family, no further information will be provided at this time.”

What a terrible freak tragedy. Our hearts ache for the family. Sending them our love x

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  • What a terrible accident – something no-one would expect.

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  • How devastating. You would never that would happen or think to check! I will be from now on! RIP little angel

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  • What a terrible thing to have happened to this family. The mirror should have been attached properly and frequently checked. She was just doing what a young lady loves to do and that is trying on shoes. RIP little Ifrah. Condolences to her family

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  • Oh my gosh, how awful for everyone involved but especially for the poor mum there.

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  • So sad and such a tragic accident.

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  • So scary. I hope that this accident will be enough to ensure things like this never happen again.

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  • This is just heartbreaking, RIP little one.

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  • What a freak but tragic accident. So terribly sad and a warning for how easy this can happen.

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  • What a terrible tragedy – our prayers go out to this family.

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  • A tragic and freak accident indeed – my heart goes out to the family x

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  • How tragic is this ! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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  • A tragedy which should never have happened. I hope they know what broke to cause the mirror to fall. Such weight on a child would have tragic outcome even if it landed on another upper part of his/her body. My deepest Sympathy to her family, other relatives and friends.

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  • How very sad. Who would have ever thought those mirrors would be so heavy.

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  • I have never heard of anything like this. What a freak accident and such a dreadful outcome :(

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  • What a tragedy and such a freak accident. My heart goes out to her family at this dreadful time

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