Boy, 12, impaled on kitchen knife

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A 12-year-old boy died after falling on to a knife sticking out of a dishwasher at his home, police said yesterday.

Mark Rockingham, of Kettering, Northamptonshire, severed an artery when the knife punctured his chest, said a police spokeswoman. The accident happened on Sunday and he was taken to a local hospital, where he died later that night.