Child on holidays dies after being crushed by stone monument near Taree in NSW.

A child has died after being crushed by a stone monument at a bowling club near Taree on the New South Wales mid north coast.

Emergency services were called to the Black Head Bowling Club at Hallidays Point at 7:20pm on Saturday after receiving reports that a three-year-old child had been badly injured.

A large sandstone block inscribed with “Lest We Forget” had apparently fallen on the child and caused severe injuries.

It is not yet known if the child was climbing on it, or if the block had been pushed over.

She later died from her injuries in the Manning Base Hospital.

The three-year-old was on holidays in the area with her family.

Staff opening the Black Head Bowling Club told the ABC the small beachfront community was in shock over the child’s death.

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Hallidays Point is midway between Forster-Tuncurry and Taree, about four hours’ drive north of Sydney.

Police said a report was being prepared for the coroner.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.


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