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RIVERDALE, Ga. — A 2-year-old girl died after a mirror fell on her at a Payless store in metro Atlanta, WGCL reported. 

The incident occurred at the store on Highway 85 in Riverdale just before 8 p.m. Friday.

Emergency crews responded to the store after being told the girl was hit in the back of the head.

Family members told WSB that the girl was with her mother when an unsecured mirror fell on her.

La Tisha Tultaick, who works next door, said she heard screaming.

“I just saw blood and the little girl, but she was just laying there lifeless,” Tultaick said.

“She was really cute. She was an adorable little girl,”

Aqib Iftkhar said the family is in shock about what happened.

“You wouldn’t really expect it,” Iftkhar said said. “She was really cute. She was an adorable little girl.”

The child was in traumatic arrest and taken to the hospital, where she died, according to a spokesperson with the Clayton County Fire Department.

A spokesperson for the store released the following statement to WGCL:

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ifrah Siddique during this time of incredible loss.

We are devastated by this tragic event and are fully cooperating with authorities to research and understand the nature of this accident.

Out of respect for the family, no further information will be provided at this time.”