Sidra (4) from Burcht died in hospital after an accident during gymnastics lessons (Zwijndrecht)

Sidra (4) from Burcht died in hospital after an accident during gymnastics lessons (Zwijndrecht)
Sidra (4) from Burcht died in hospital after an accident during gymnastics lessons (Zwijndrecht)
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Zwijndrecht

Little Sidra (4) from Zwijndrecht died in hospital on Tuesday after being in a coma for five days following an accident during gymnastics class. This will be confirmed to our editorial team.

Her condition had been critical since Friday morning. But after five days in intensive care at the UZA in Edegem, Sidra Atmane (4) died in hospital on Tuesday. The Antwerp public prosecutor’s office confirms this. On Easter Monday it turned out that the little girl had to undergo an urgent brain scan. This already showed that there was brain damage. The doctors gave her extra sleeping medication, but Sidra ultimately died as a result of a gymnastics accident.

The incident happened on Friday morning around 11 am in the gymnasium of the Sint-Martinus school in Burcht, a village in Zwijndrecht in Antwerp. With the activity “Travel around the world” the toddlers in her class were allowed to climb and play on all kinds of gym equipment. What exactly went wrong afterwards is now up to an investigating judge to further investigate. But the fact is that the girl got her head stuck between the bars of a climbing frame. “They tell us that she was suffocated,” the parents said this weekend.

The girl could still be resuscitated, but was admitted to hospital in a coma. According to their entourage, the parents are in shock and overwhelmed by grief. They never left their daughter’s sickbed for a second.

The article is in Dutch

Tags: Sidra Burcht died hospital accident gymnastics lessons Zwijndrecht

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