The disturbing trend of people dying after becoming trapped inside a clothing donation bin has claimed another victim.
According to Toronto police, a 35-year-old woman was found stuck inside a downtown clothing donation bin early Tuesday morning.
Fire services were called to cut the donation box open in order to help rescue the woman, but she was pronounced dead on scene.
It’s the second death involving a donation bin in the span of a month and at least the eighth such incident since 2015.
On Dec. 30th, a 34-year-old Vancouver man was found dead after becoming stuck in the opening of an Inclusion BC bin in West Vancouver.
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.
On Monday, Diabetes Canada announced it will immediately begin retrofitting its 4,000 donation bins across the country to prevent such deaths.
With files from the Canadian Press.