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Boy, Six, Dies After Tragic Fall from 15th Floor of Tower Block in East London

Boy, Six, Dies After Tragic Fall From 15th Floor Of Tower Block In East London

A six-year-old boy tragically lost his life today after falling from the 15th floor of a high-rise tower block in London.

Boy, Six, Dies After Tragic Fall From 15th Floor Of Tower Block In East London

The heartbreaking incident occurred at Jacobs House on New City Road in Newham, East London, just after 6 a.m. The Metropolitan Police are treating the death as ‘unexpected,’ although no arrests have been made at this time.

Boy, Six, Dies After Tragic Fall From 15th Floor Of Tower Block In East London

According to a relative, the boy’s father is currently in Canada, leaving both parents devastated by the tragic loss. Neighbours describe the grief-stricken mother as being in a state of shock and disbelief.

Boy, Six, Dies After Tragic Fall From 15th Floor Of Tower Block In East London

One neighbour fondly remembered the young boy as ‘lovely,’ while expressing the community’s collective sorrow over the devastating loss. The shock of the incident has left residents of the 16-storey block reeling, with many seeking answers about the circumstances surrounding the tragic event.

Boy, Six, Dies After Tragic Fall From 15th Floor Of Tower Block In East London

A neighbour, speaking to the Evening Standard, shared insights into the family’s ordeal, revealing that the boy had been up early before the accident occurred. However, the exact details of how the incident transpired remain unclear, leaving many in the community searching for answers.

Boy, Six, Dies After Tragic Fall From 15th Floor Of Tower Block In East London

Expressing concern and empathy, another parent recounted being cautious about window safety when their own child was young, highlighting the importance of securing windows to prevent such accidents.

Boy, Six, Dies After Tragic Fall From 15th Floor Of Tower Block In East London

In response to the incident, council staff are on-site at the block of flats, providing support and reassurance to residents while efforts are made to piece together the sequence of events.

Providing details of the emergency response, the Metropolitan Police stated that they received the initial call at 5:58 a.m. on Thursday, May 16. Emergency services, including the London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, and London’s Air Ambulance, swiftly responded to the scene. Despite the best efforts of the emergency responders, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tragic incident prompted a response from the London Ambulance Service, with paramedics and trauma teams dispatched to the scene. Despite their rapid response, the child could not be saved.

In light of the devastating event, a spokesperson for Newham Council extended their condolences to all those affected, emphasizing their commitment to working with partners to understand the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

As investigations into the incident continue, authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward, while the community mourns the loss of a young life in such tragic circumstances.

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