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Six-month-old baby killed by falling tree limb in park

<p>Central Park’s trees continue to kill. Karla DelGallo, a 33-year-old Union City, N.J., woman is in stable condition with head trauma after she and her 6-month-old baby were hit by a falling tree limb Saturday in the park. Del Gallo tried to get out of the way of the falling limb, but tripped, said witnesses, and her baby, Gianna Riccuitti, was killed.</p>

Central Park’s trees continue to kill. Karla DelGallo, a 33-year-old Union City, N.J., woman is in stable condition with head trauma after she and her 6-month-old baby were hit by a falling tree limb Saturday in the park. Del Gallo tried to get out of the way of the falling limb, but tripped, said witnesses, and her baby, Gianna Riccuitti, was killed.


The tree was located on Central Park Zoo property, said a Parks Department spokesperson, and is maintained by the Wildlife Conservation Society.


The Central Park Conservancy is responsible for pruning the 26,000 other trees in the park. Work crews scaled park trees this weekend, and removed 50 rotten branches from 30 trees.

 
 
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