Falling dresser kills toddlers

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WPXI) – Two Pennsylvania girls have died after a dresser fell inside their home.

Three-year-old girl Ryeley Beatty died Sunday afternoon at Children’s Hospital after being injured Friday when a dresser fell inside her family’s Aliquippa home, killing her younger sister.

Police said Ryeley had been playing with her sister, Brooklyn Beatty, 2, on Friday morning in a bedroom. The dresser fell on top of the girls, killing Brooklyn and critically injuring Ryeley.

Brooklyn died from asphyxiation, officials said. An autopsy for Ryeley is scheduled for Monday.

Police continue to investigate.

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