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Five-year-old Toronto girl dies after being struck by garbage truck

A five-year-old Toronto girl has died after being struck by a garbage truck in Toronto on Thursday.

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A five-year-girl is dead after three children were struck by a garbage truck in east-end Toronto.

A spokeswoman with Toronto Emergency Medical Services says paramedics were called to the scene (at Cliffside Drive and East Haven) at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

Kim McKinnon says three children were treated at the scene and two of them — a boy and a girl — were transported to a pediatric trauma centre with non-life threatening injuries.

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McKinnon says the third child died of her injuries and was not transported.

Police say the girl who was killed, and the six-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl who were taken to hospital were in a group of four children.

Police say the fourth child was not injured.

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