Child dies after snowbank collapses on her while playing

Child dies after snowbank collapses on her while playing
Investigators said the two children built a fort and it collapsed on top of them. (Source: WGN, TRIBUNE, CNN)

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (CNN) - A 12-year-old girl died in a snowbank collapse in Illinois.

According to the Arlington Heights Police Department, the child was playing with a 9-year-old friend in the snowbank outside of a church Sunday.

Investigators said the two children built a fort and it collapsed on top of them.

The girls' families were inside the church attending service at the time.

Both girls were taken to the hospital, where the 12-year-old was pronounced dead.

Reports say the 9-year-old is being treated for hypothermia.

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