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US girl trapped in washing machine for 90 minutes

world Updated: Jan 06, 2014 13:03 IST

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A hide-and-seek game turned into a terrifying ordeal for an 11-year-old US girl who had to be rescued after she was trapped in a washing machine for 90 minutes while hiding from her cousins.

The girl was playing hide and seek with her sister and cousins in her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, when she decided the washer was a great hiding spot.

The unnamed girl got stuck in the machine and despite her family's best efforts, she had to be freed by emergency services.

She suddenly found herself stuck inside the machine, because the door only opened until it touched the attached dryer overhead, 'New York Daily News' reported.

The frantic girl was still wedged inside the washing machine when her mother dialled 911.

Firefighters managed to pull the girl free - after about 90 minutes inside the machine.