A toddler has died after a late-night accident on Friday at an address in the Wellington suburb of Aotea.
Police confirmed they attended after reports a child had been critically injured.
"Sadly, efforts to revive the child were unsuccessful and they died at the scene," a spokesperson said.
"It appears the death was the result of an accident and the matter will be referred to the Coroner."
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The child is understood to have been 1 year old. No further details were immediately available.