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Girl, 3, drowns in grease pit at Alabama ice cream shop

10 months 16 hours 17 minutes ago Sunday, October 15 2017 Oct 15, 2017 October 15, 2017 2:16 PM October 15, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. - Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is dead after she fell into a grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop and drowned.
  
The Opelika-Auburn News reports the girl's body was pulled Saturday from an in-ground container used to trap cooking grease at Brewster's Real Ice Cream in Auburn.
  
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said in a news release the death appears to be an accidental drowning. He said video evidence from the scene showed the girl playing with siblings when she apparently fell through a lid covering a grease pit on the ice cream parlor's property.
  
Harris said the girl was found several minutes later inside the grease container, which was 6 feet (1.8 meters) deep. He said no foul play is suspected. The girl's name was not immediately released.

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