13-Year-Old Girl Falls To Her Death From 16th Floor
Police have ruled out foul play.
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High-rise homes often lack safety measures to prevent a child from falling from the balcony or window.
Recently, a 13-year-old girl became another victim of a high-rise building death.
She died after falling from the 16th floor of an apartment in Jinjang Utara, Kuala Lumpur, on Friday afternoon (31 March).
Sentul District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Beh Eng Lai said he received a call about the incident from the public at 4.15 pm.
The investigation at the scene found that the victim lived alone with her sister.
During the incident, the victim’s sister left the victim who was playing computer games in the main room of the house to go to the toilet. However, when she came out of the toilet, the victim’s sister saw the victim climbing through the window in the room.ACP Beh Eng Lai explaining how the victim’s sister ran to pull the victim, but did not have time because the victim had already fallen.
He said the investigation also found that the window was not equipped with an iron grille, and the victim is suspected of slipping out of it while climbing.
Further investigation found that there was no criminal element in this incident.
Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) paramedics have confirmed the victim’s death.
The body has been referred to the HKL Forensic Unit for an autopsy to identify the cause of death.
The case is classified as sudden death.
The Sentul Police call on the public who have any information about this case to contact the Sentul District Police Headquarters (IPD) Operations Room at 03-40482206.
Too Many Similar Heartbreaking Cases
The latest incident saddens netizens, as they pointed out that such deaths are completely preventable.
Yet repeatedly, we read news stories about children falling to death from high-rise buildings.
The lucky ones are injured, but these little ones often have no way out from certain death.
Many reminded parents, especially high-rise dwellers, which is common in big cities, to implement basic prevention measures such as installing safety grilles.
Again. Sokmo jugak baca news budak jatuh bangunan ni. Take care kawan2 yg stay high rise with kids. https://t.co/Qsy2c2SXeV— Khairunnisa (@khyenisaa) April 16, 2022
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