Child dies after sneaking into clothes dryer while playing hide & seek in US

A young boy has tragically died after reportedly climbing into a clothes dryer whilst playing hide and seek with friends in Texas.

Local media say the 10-year-old was found unconscious in a communal laundry at a Houston apartment complex around 5.30pm on Friday.

“At this time, it appears it could be an accident,” A HPD Detective told the Houston Chronicle.


“The juveniles were playing hide-and-seek, and the juveniles were the ones who found him unresponsive.”

The child was rushed to a local hospital, however died upon arrival.

According to ABC13, the boy’s mother was inside cooking dinner at the time of the tragic accident.

It was initially reported the boy suffocated, however the medical examiner’s office has since determined electrocution as the cause of death.