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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Toddler Dies After Falling From Birmingham Tower Block

The 18-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene after falling from the seventh floor of a block in Birmingham.



The girl fell from the seventh floor of Ryland House

A toddler has died after falling from the seventh floor of a block of flats in Birmingham.

The 18-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene at Ryland House in Great Hampton Row, Newtown.

West Midlands Police said it happened shortly before noon on Monday.

In a statement, the force said: "The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post mortem will take place in due course.

"The coroner has been informed."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Crews arrived to find a girl who had fallen from a window.

"Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."

A local retailer said: "I was inside my shop when I heard people shouting and screaming and heard the bad news.

"People are very, very sad - they are feeling it very bad."

The local Labour MP, Shabana Mahmood, tweeted: "Deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the death at Ryland House. My thoughts are with the friends and family."

The Birmingham Mail reported that the family has links to Sudan, and moved in only recently.

Flowers have been laid at the scene.

@Skynews

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