Toronto woman dies after being found partially inside a clothing donation bin

Toronto woman dies after being found partially inside a clothing donation bin

Toronto woman dies after being found partially inside a clothing donation bin

Toronto police say a woman has died after becoming trapped inside a clothing donation bin.

Last November, a 32-year-old man was discovered dead inside a donation box in Cambridge, Ont., and a man in his 20s died in a similar container in Calgary in July 2017. Toronto Fire attended the scene in conjuncture with police and paramedics to attempt to aid the woman.

The death was ruled not suspicious and is not being investigated as a crime, the spokesperson said, declining to release details on how the woman ended up inside the bin. Several charities have since either pulled their bins or pledged to retrofit them.

Last week, the body of a 34-year-old man was discovered inside a donation bin in West Vancouver.

Donation bins in Vancouver have started to be removed because of a number of deaths inside of clothing donation boxes across B.C. over the past number of years.

RCMP say an off-duty doctor found the man unresponsive, stuck in the opening of the bin. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was also pronounced dead at the scene.

It has been suggested that the design of the bins is responsible for the people becoming trapped inside.

"It becomes a human trap".

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