Canadian woman becomes eighth person to die in charity bin since 2015

Charities are rethinking design of bins as advocates for homeless, who use the bins as shelter, are calling them ‘death traps’

Seemingly harmless charity donation bins have become what advocates for the homeless are calling “death traps” following multiple incidents of people dying after getting stuck in bins.

Most recently, a 35-year-old Canadian woman was found dead in a clothing donation bin in Toronto on Tuesday morning. Police cut open the donation bin in an attempt to rescue the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Canadian Press. Toronto’s mayor, John Tory, said the city is investigating the safety and design of the bins.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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