After they were found unresponsive in a running washing machine at a house in Christchurch, a pre-school-age child died.
A police spokesman reported that emergency services were called to an incident on Friday at around 5pm (local time) in the suburb of Hoon Hay.
The spokesperson said that one person was wounded and taken to the hospital where they later died.
The kid was discovered in a front-loading washing machine, which had been switched on, Stuff understands.
“Police are making enquiries into the circumstances of the death and the coroner has been informed,” said the police spokesperson.
Police said that the death of the infant was not viewed as suspicious.
On Sunday, a large group of mourners were at the house.