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From: BBC: Boy dies under 'giant snowball'
Farmland in Torphins, where the accident occurred
Peter Strang had been playing with a friend when the snowball, reported to weigh a quarter of a ton, rolled down a hill and engulfed him.
The accident happened at about 1745 GMT on Saturday in Torphins, Aberdeenshire, Grampian Police said. There were no suspicious circumstances.
A police spokesman said the death was "the result of a tragic accident". They have not released further details.