NEW YORK - A 9-year-old boy was killed Sunday after he was hit in the head with a goal post at a Manhattan school.

Tommaso Cerase of Manhattan was playing soccer at a school on 50th Street in Hell's Kitchen when the goal post collapsed on his head.

He was rushed to the hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police sources say Cerase was part of a church group, which was using the building to host a children's program.

The group is said to have had a permit to use the space and provided its own equipment.