A 10-year-old child was killed at a town square in Sichuan after a giant coin sculpture fell on him.

The fallen coin sculpture. Photo: ifeng.

Mainland media reported that the accident happened in the afternoon of August 8.

The fallen coin sculpture. Photo: Sina News.

The child was playing in the square when he was suddenly crushed by the giant art piece.

The fallen coin sculpture. Photo: ifeng.

A Sichuan media quoted a resident as saying that the sculpture may have fallen as children repeatedly climbed up on to it.

Police are now investigating the cause of the incident.

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