Girl, 3, dies while playing on fold-out sofa bed in her Harlem home

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A 3-year-old girl died while playing on a sofa bed with a sibling in her Harlem home Sunday night.
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A 3-year-old girl died while playing on a sofa bed with a sibling in her Harlem home Sunday night.

Aissante Diallo was playing with a 10-year-old sibling on a fold-out bed in their West 140th Street home when the bed snapped shut on them around 6 p.m., police said.

Though the older sibling escaped the bed unharmed, Aissante was unconscious and unresponsive when emergency personnel found her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Danielle Tcholakian contributed reporting. Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter: @AnnaESanders


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