An eight-year-old boy has been killed after an accident on an Adventist church property in Sydney.

The child was playing down the back of the Sydney Tongan Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 5-acre property when stored construction material fell on him.

The boy passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the accident after being taken by ambulance to hospital.

“I am devastated by this accident. Our whole community is heartbroken. There is nothing more precious to us than our children,” said Tongan church pastor Sitiveni Fine Teaupa. ”We are going to thoroughly investigate how this accident occurred. All work on the site has been ended until we complete the review.”

“Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. We are all in deep shock.”