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Police: Woman dies after trying to grab clothes out of donation bin

Authorities described this as a "very tragic accident."

ATLANTA — A woman was found dead in a clothing collections bin overnight in northeast Atlanta, according to Atlanta Police. 

The woman was found inside of a clothing donation box near Henry's Midtown Tavern off 10th Street. 

Police said the 26-year-old unidentified victim was standing on top of a chair attempting to grab some clothes out of a large metal clothing donation bin. 

Unfortunately, the police said she lost her footing and got trapped between "the heavy metal door" which caused her to suffocate

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Authorities described this as a "very tragic accident."

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