Child (5) dies after falling from 9th floor

A five-year-old child fell to his death from the ninth floor of a building in the Overport vicinity, yesterday evening.

While investigations into the matter continue, a report from the scene indicated that the child was left in the flat while his father went to meet someone at the entrance of the building.

Netcare 911’s Chris Botha said the exact details surrounding the tragic incident will remain a subject for police investigation.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the child lying on the ground. The child died before our arrival due to the extensive injuries that he sustained,” he added.

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Elaine Naidoo
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