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Tributes paid to 12-yr-old schoolboy crushed to death by collapsing garage wall in his own house

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Tributes have been paid non stop over the weekend for a 12-yr-old English boy who was crushed to death after a garage wall collapsed at a home in Essex.

Police say a 30-yr-old man survived the crash on St John’s Road, Clacton, on Friday night. It happened in a garage attached to a house and the two injured knew each other.

The older man was pulled from the rubble with an injured arm, but nothing could be done to save the boy.

Paramedics struggled to revive him, but he was pronounced dead on the spot. Essex Police said the death was not considered suspicious.

According to Metro, Detective Inspector James Hardingham: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of those concerned at this sad time. We’re continuing our enquiries to establish the facts leading to the wall collapse. If anyone has information that can help us, or anyone who was in St John’s Road just before 7pm last night and saw anything that could help our investigation, should call us.”

The Essex Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters worked “incredibly hard” to save the couple from under the bricks.

In a statement, the service said: “Crews were called to London Road, Clacton, last night after reports of two people trapped under a brick wall. Firefighters worked to release both people, a man and a 12-year old child, from under the bricks. Although crews were able to release the man, the child sadly died at the scene,” reported Metro.

According to Metro, station manager Nick Singleton said: ‘This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with everyone who knew the child as well as the wider Clacton community. Our firefighters worked incredibly hard to save both casualties and this is never the outcome we want to see. We will be offering further support to all of the firefighters who attended this difficult incident.”

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