The grief-stricken family of a boy who was killed while playing with friends on holiday has been described as a ‘sweetheart’.
Marco Seraj was playing with four other children on a homemade swing when it toppled over and killed him on Saturday afternoon.
The four-year-old Brisbane boy died from critical head injuries in front of his father when the wooden structure gave in.
Marco Seraj (pictured) was playing with four other children on a homemade swing when it toppled over and killed him on Saturday afternoon
Marco’s family was one of three staying at an Airbnb on the Sunshine Coast, the Courier Mail reported.
A witness to the tragedy, Kamran Salah Sohrabi, said Marco’s parents, Arastoo and Azad Seraj, are still in shock.
‘One minute they are crying, one minute they are happy, one minute angry,’ Mr Sohrabi said.
‘They are having a really bad time – they can’t stay over at their house, so they are staying at my house. They want to move out. They don’t want to live there anymore.’
Marco was believed to be on one side of the wooden swing and four other children were on the other side.
The loose structure then toppled over and hit the young boy in the head. Despite efforts from paramedics – nothing could be done to save the boy.
Marco was believed to be on one side of the wooden swing and four other children were on the other side
Authorities have now taken the swing from the rural property and are inspecting it, in order to prepare a report for the coroner.
The family had just moved to Queensland from Victoria and were an integral part of the close-knit Kurdish community, according to friends.
‘It’s a tragedy for them and very sad news for all our community,’ Sirvan Mirkan, from Victoria’s Kurdistan Patriotic Association said.
‘Everybody loved them.’
The family were on holiday at a rural Queensland property when the loose wooden structure toppled over