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Girl survives rough cycle ride – in a washing machine

04 September 2014, 08:42

A 5-year-old girl in Texas, USA would have been thrilled to get her first cycle ride – if only it hadn’t been a spin cycle in a washing machine.

Police in Pasadena said a woman had tried to use the machine but told employees at the laundromat that it wasn’t working properly before moving her things to another, Time reports.

The little girl had been locked inside the machine for several minutes and was spinning violently when someone saw her flopping around inside.

The shaken child is currently receiving treatment in hospital and carers expect her to survive.

Police say she was unsupervised at the time of the accident.

Read more at Time.

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