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TV falls, kills 6-year-old Illinois boy

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A 6-year-old boy died after a 36-inch television set fell on him in the basement of his Illinois home, relatives said.

Karl Clermont, of Arlington Heights, went to the basement to watch television by himself Sunday evening, his live-in aunt said. She said she heard a crash and found the boy underneath the television set, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

The aunt ran outside screaming for help and asked a neighbor to lift the television off Clermont, police said.

Police say they don't know what caused the television to fall, but noted the 36-inch set was on an 18-inch stand. They do not suspect foul play.

Clermont was pronounced dead at Northwest Community Hospital. His mother was at work at the time, police said.

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