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Little girl in critical condition after being crushed by a tree in Melbourne

A little girl is fighting for her life after she was crushed by a falling tree.

The primary school girl along with two others were taken to hospital after a branch fell on them while leaving a church in Parkdale, Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon. 

Emergency services were called to the scene at 12.50pm on Tuesday where all three children were rushed to The Royal Children's Hospital to be treated for head injuries. 

Victoria Ambulance said the tree left one girl in a critical state while the two others were taken in stable conditions.

The primary school girl along with two others were taken to hospital after a branch fell on them while leaving a church in Parkdale, Melbourne (pictured) on Tuesday afternoon

The principal of St John Vianney's Primary, which is connected to the church said the wind had caused the branch to break off. 

'The children were leaving mass and one of the branches in high wind broke off,' Principal Shane Regan told The Herald Sun.

'It knocked three of our children and they've gone to hospital for observation.

'Everyone else is fine – the kids were a bit shaken.' 

This year has seen a string of deaths due to falling trees.

Mother-of-two, Allison Milner died in August this year after she was crushed by a tree in Parkville, Melbourne.

Ms Milner, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne's School of Population Growth, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but couldn't be saved.

The three school children were taken to The Royal Children's Hospital (pictured) after suffering head injuries from the fallen branch 

Another 64-year-old man was crushed to death in Yarawalla, Victoria in July.

Another woman, Angie Suryadi, 41, died in August after a tree fell onto her car, along the Maroondah Highway in Fernshaw, north-east of Melbourne.

She was driving the car with her four-year-old and five-year-old sons and her husband.

Ms Suryadi died at the scene and her son was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.  

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