UPDATE: Two Franklin children found dead after locking themselves in a suitcase
UPDATE: The two children who were found not breathing after locking themselves in a hope chest on Sunday night have died, officials confirmed.
Earlier: Police responded to a call for help in Franklin on Sunday night when two children were found unresponsive after what appears to be a game gone terribly wrong.
The kids, a boy and a girl both under the age of 10, had reportedly locked themselves in a trunk while playing a game.
Franklin Police Chief Stephan H. Semerjian did not say what the children’s condition was, or whether there were any adults present in the home at the time of the incident.
“We’re still trying to piece together the facts,” Semerjian told the Boston Globe. “I do know that the call came from the family, from the house.”
The three older siblings were seen extremely distraught at a neighbor’s house before climbing into ambulances and heading to the hospital with their younger brother and sister.
One child was taken to Milford Hospital, while the other went to Norwood Hospital. Police directed traffic along Chestnut Street and were still at the home at 11 p.m. Sunday.
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