On what should have been a normal shopping day for one family in Riverdale, Georgia. 2-year old Ifrah Siddique was shopping for shoes with her family at a local Payless ShoeSource, trying on shoes in front of a mirror when the mirror came crashing down on her.
According to reports:
"Payless said the company is 'devastated' about the girl's death in a statement to Fox 5. 'Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ifrah Siddique during this time of incredible loss,' the statement read. 'We are devastated by this tragic event and are fully cooperating with authorities to reach and understand the nature of this accident. Out of respect for the family, no further information will be provided at this time.' Payless corporate officials said they are cooperating with authorities in the investigation."
"The Siddique family has asked that the store ensure shelves and mirrors are secure and in place to prevent another tragedy like this one. But Siddique said he isn't concerned with a lawsuit. 'I don't want any money. People say, "Lawsuit, money, money," I don't need money. I need my daughter, and [whoever] did this, they have to have consequences,' he said.
Latisha Culpatrick who works at the store next to Payless said she knew something serious happened when she heard a crash and a woman's scream. 'I could hear the crash and the mom screaming,' she told Fox. 'Everybody was crowded around the door. It was just tragic. I'm sure the mom didn't think when she was coming in to go shopping she wouldn't come out with her child. That's bad. Really bad.' Culpatrick, who is a mother herself, said she saw blood and assumed the child had a seizure. 'I didn't know it was that bad,' she explained."
My prayers definitely go out to this family.