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Boy, 6, dies after falling from apartment block in east London

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Published Time: 16.05.2024 - 13:40:58 Modified Time: 16.05.2024 - 13:40:58

Thursday 16 May 2024 1041, UKA six-year-old boy has died after falling from an apartment block in east London

Thursday 16 May 2024 10:41, UK

A six-year-old boy has died after falling from an apartment block in east London.

Police said they were called just before 6am this morning to reports a child had fallen from a height near Plaistow.

"Officers, London Fire Brigade LFB, London Ambulance Service LAS and London's Air Ambulance HEMS attended", the Met Police said.

"At the scene a 6-year-old boy had fallen from an upper floor of an apartment block.

"Despite the efforts of emergency services he sadly died at the scene. His family are aware and are being supported."

The death is being treated as unexpected and enquiries are under way, officers said.

There have been no arrests.

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