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Posted: March 05, 2018

Father speaks of 'unimaginable pain' after daughter, 2, killed by falling mirror at Payless store

Family: 2-Year-Old Dies After Mirrors Falls on Her Inside Payless Store

By Lauren Pozen,


A grieving father is speaking out following the sudden death of his 2-year-old daughter

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>> 2-year-old dies after mirror falls on her inside Payless shoe store, family says

Police said she died after a mirror inside a Payless ShoeSource store in Riverdale, Georgia, fell on top of her

“They don’t understand what kind of pain I feel," Mohsin Siddique said.

Siddique told WSB-TV's Lauren Pozen that his wife, daughter and son were shopping at a Payless store on Georgia-85 on Friday in Clayton County for new shoes for the children. 

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“The mirror just fell down. She was screaming, my daughter," Siddique said.

Police said the mirror wasn't secured.

The family took a picture of the mirror after the accident. They said they went in the backroom to take it after it was cleaned.

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They also gave Pozen a picture where you see the edge of the shoe rack where that mirror once hung.

"It only had one or two screws, and it’s not secure. It just fell down," Siddique said. 

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Payless' corporate office said company officials are cooperating with authorities in the investigation. That offers little relief for this grieving father. 

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"I don’t want any money," he said. "People say, 'Lawsuit money, money.' I don’t need money; I need my daughter. And who did this? They have to have consequences."


2-year-old dies after mirror falls on her inside Payless shoe store, family says

A 2-year-old girl has died after a freak accident inside a Payless shoe store. 

>> Watch the news report here

The incident happened Friday night inside the store along Highway 85 in Riverdale, Georgia. 

>> UPDATE: Father speaks of 'unimaginable pain' after daughter, 2, killed by falling mirror at Payless store

Now, the family of the girl, Ifrah Siddique, is looking for answers as to how it could happen. 

The family said they brought the child to the store to buy her shoes Friday night when a mirror fell on her

“She was really cute. She was an adorable little girl," cousin Aqib Iftkhar said. “You wouldn’t really expect it. We are all in the state of shock.”

With the girl’s mother and father too distraught to talk on camera, Iftkhar spoke for them. 

He told WSB-TV’s Lauren Pozen that Siddique was with her mother when an unsecured mirror somehow fell on her. 

A woman who works next door told Pozen that she heard screaming. 

“I just saw blood and the little girl, but she was just laying there lifeless,” La Tisha Tultaick said. 

Tultaick said she tried to help, but emergency crews kept her back. The little girl was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.

“She had internal bleeding and she lost a lot of blood,” Iftkhar told Pozen. 

Pozen spotted a mirror and window repair truck outside the store Saturday. 

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The family said they have so many unanswered questions. 

“At least they are fixing it, but still the question is why wasn’t it secured in the first place,” Iftkhar said.

Pozen contacted Payless, which sent the following statement

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ifrah Siddique during this time of incredible loss.

"We are devastated by this tragic event and are fully cooperating with authorities to research and understand the nature of this accident. 

"Out of respect for the family, no further information will be provided at this time."

  Father speaks of 'unimaginable pain' after daughter, 2, killed by falling mirror at Payless store

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