Two sisters die in freak hammock accident

Two sisters died in a tragic accident after the pillar holding the hammock they were lying in collapsed, burying the girls under a mountain of bricks.

Scout Scaravilli, 14, and Chasey Scaravilli, 12, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, were at their home, lying in a hammock tied between a tree and a brick pillar when the pillar suddenly collapsed.

The two girls were then buried beneath the pillar rubble.

Their younger sister made a frantic and heartbreaking emergency call pleading for help as her parents tried to save their daughters.

Police and fire crews arrived to free the girls from the debris and they were taken to the hospital, where they later died from their injuries.

This kind of accident, where one of the hammock supports gives way, is not unheard of.

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