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Child Dies When Fold-out Bed Closes

April 3, 1989

MILAN, Italy (AP) _ A fold-out bed snapped shut against a wall, suffocating a sleeping 6-year- old boy, police said Monday.

The accident occurred Saturday night as Christian Laverde slept in his parents’ bedroom, police said. His mother, who was asleep nearby, said she did not hear the bed spring shut, police said.

The boy’s father discovered the accident when he arrived home later.

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