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

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

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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