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A spokesperson told Newsweek: “The three-year-old child— who had reportedly been struck by a ride-on lawn mower—was treated before being declared deceased.”

According to the Australian Institute of Health, lawn mower accidents have steadily risen over the past decade.

But it is more common for accidents to involve adults than children. According to Australian data, 112 lawnmower injuries out of 416 cases involve people aged 40 to 69, the Monash University Accident Research Centre found.

One in ten accidents involves the injury of children under five years of age, data from Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit suggests.