16-year old girl dies in London, but not from coronavirus

A 16-year-old girl has died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony in south-east London, police have said.

Officers were called to Thurston Road, in Lewisham, shortly after 2pm on Easter Sunday following reports that a person had fallen from a height.

London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and London’s Air Ambulance, who landed in a nearby Sports Direct car park, attended, but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The death is being treated as non-suspicious and the victim’s next of kin have been informed.

A spokesperson from the Met Police said: “At the scene a 16-year-old girl had fallen from the balcony of a residential property. The injured girl was pronounced dead at 3.26pm.

“Her next of kin are aware.”

A police cordon remains at the scene while inquiries continue.

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