By Ezidi 24
A Yazidi girl died after a crash on Wednesday was part of a Yazidi family who came to Canada from Iraq two years ago as refugees fleeing the Islamic State, she was only five-year-old girl, a member of Winnipeg’s Yazidi community told CBC News.
“The family was ISIS survivor and came here hoping that they can live here, the normal life, and they will have the freedom that they have in Canada,” said Hadji Hesso, director of the Yazidi Association of Manitoba.
The report stressed that police have not released any information about what caused the collision. Only two car seats were found in the vehicle, although it’s not clear which children were in the car seats.
Pembina Trails School Division released a statement on Thursday saying the girl was a kindergarten student at Ryerson School, which is near the scene of the collision.
“Our thoughts are with family and friends during this extremely difficult time,” superintendent Ted Fransen said in the statement
The statement also pointed out the focus right now is supporting family, students and staff. Pembina Trails School Division’s student services team, including social workers and psychologists, have spent the day at the school offering additional assistance and expertise.
According to CBC news police are still investigating the crash and reasons behind the crash of jus five year old girl.