A 4-year-old North Carolina girl was crushed to death by part of a tombstone while playing in a cemetery on Friday night, authorities said.

Peyton Townsend was killed just minutes before the start of her bible study class at Mount Paran Church in Deep Gap, local station WSOCTV reported.

Petyon was one of several children playing in the church's small cemetery before the start of class, the pastor said.

She was standing on a headstone when a massive, 1,200-pound cross suddenly toppled and fell on her.

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