Soccer goal post kills Jamaica child; 3rd of year

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Posted: Oct 12, 2011 1:42 PM
Soccer goal post kills Jamaica child; 3rd of year

Jamaican authorities say a 6-year-old child has been killed by a the fall of a soccer goal post. It's the third such incident this year.

Authorities say 6-year-old Jevaughn Bailey was playing on his school's field in rural St. Ann parish when the post fell on him. They say he was taken to the hospital, where he died Tuesday.

A 7-year-old died at another school in January when a goal post fell as students tried to move it. In March, a gust of wind blew down a goal post and killed a 9-year-old.

The Education Ministry issued a statement Wednesday saying it is investigating the case and that a medical team has been dispatched to the school to counsel students.