Woman dies after she was found trapped in donation box in Toronto

Woman dies after she was found trapped in donation box in Toronto

Woman dies after she was found trapped in donation box in Toronto

She had become trapped in a charity clothing donation box situated behind a building.

Half of the woman's body was found sticking out of the box by emergency crews.

Sidhu says fire services cut the donation box open in order to help rescue the woman, but she was pronounced dead on scene.

Police did not release the woman's identity, but said she was 35 years old, the Canadian Press reported. The latest incident in that province occurred just over a week ago, when a 34-year-old man was discovered in a donation bin in West Vancouver.

Investigators said they don't consider the woman's death to be suspicious.


The incident led to Inclusion BC deciding to remove its 146 bins placed in Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, the Interior, and Vancouver Island.

The rash of deaths has prompted the municipality of West Vancouver to seal clothing bins and investigate safer options for accepting donations.

A woman found stuck partially inside a clothing donation bin in Toronto was pronounced dead Tuesday, police said.

In the last four years, British Columbia has seen five people die after becoming stuck in the bins.

Ray Taheri, who teaches Engineering at the University of British Columbia, told CBC: "Unfortunately, in the initial stage of design, they never considered, 'What if someone got inside?'"

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