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(NEWSER) – A 5-year-old girl in Texas is expected to survive despite a freak accident that left her trapped inside a running washing machine for several minutes, reports KHOU-TV in Houston.

The incident took place at a laundromat. Police say a woman put coins into a machine but asked for a refund when it wouldn't start and moved on to a different one, reports Click2Houston. At some point, the girl apparently climbed into the first machine, and it began running on high speed.

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