Boy Injured by Falling Icicle in Tartu

Building proprietors are responsible for removing potentially life-threatning frozen buildup. Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

A third-grader on the way to school in Tartu was struck by a falling icicle. 

The accident occurred between 8:00 and 9:00 on January 19. The cause was failure to remove snow and ice from the ceiling, Tartu Postimees reported.

"The boy is under observation at the children's clinic and will remain hospitalized," said Tartu University Hospital spokesperson Kristi Tael, adding it was too early to give a prognosis.
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