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Young boy sadly dies after playing in tumble dryer.

A 10-year-old boy has died after friends found him unresponsive in a tumble dryer during a game of hide-and-seek.

Fernando Hernandez Jr – from Houston, Texas – was playing hide-and-seek in an apartment complex on Friday when he died.

Police Detective Michael Arrington told the Houston Chronicle the boy’s friends found the 10-year-old unresponsive in the dryer.

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Fernando’s devastated mum Christina Rodriguez told KTRK-TV she did not know what happened.

“I was just inside cooking and my little son came inside and told me my son was dead on the floor,” she said.

The Harris County medical examiner’s office said on Monday the boy was electrocuted.

Our thoughts are with the family x

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  • This is just so tragic. That poor Mother. She would have had no understanding of what happened. So shocking.

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  • Thinking of the poor family. RIP little one! x

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  • How devastating this would have been for his family. RIP Fernando.

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  • How horrible and a timely reminder about educating children to the dangers of household appliances. refrigerators are another really bad one if you have that spare that is empty most of the year- it’s possible to get stuck inside and not be able to breath.

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  • How awful for this family.

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  • OH my goodness, what a terrible, tragic accident.

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  • What a tragic accident ! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, bless them !

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  • Oh my! But was the tumble dryer on then? Poor child. So young! :-(

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  • That is so sad! My heart goes out to them

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  • May he rest in peace very tragic incident

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  • How devastating for the family and friends of the little boy. A seemingly innocent place to hide if you were a child as they don’t understand the dangers. RIP

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