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6 month old baby struck and killed by falling branch in Central Park Zoo.


Life is always so absurd.

News has just surfaced that a falling branch on a windless day in NYC- has struck and killed a 6 month child and injured the mother who remains unconscious in hospital. The reports so far:

ABC:NEW YORK (WABC) — A mother and baby were struck by a falling tree branch inside the Central Park Zoo Saturday afternoon.

It happened inside the zoo at 65th Street and 5th Avenue around 2 p.m.

The 6-month-old baby girl was rushed to the Weill-Cornell Medical Center where she later died.

The 33-year-old mother suffered just minor injuries and is in stable condition.

The father of the baby was about to take a picture of the mother holding the baby at the zoo, when the branch fell on them.

What can one really say? Life is so unfair and yet at other times it’s beyond our wildest anticipations. To the parents- we feel your grief and pain, we wish we could think of something remarkable to say, but even words fail sometimes to describe the random nature of events…and our empathy.

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