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5-yo girl dies after falling from ninth floor of apartment in Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, December 24, 2018, 10:56 GMT+7
5-yo girl dies after falling from ninth floor of apartment in Ho Chi Minh City
Police officers probe the scene at the Thu Thiem Sky Apartment Complex in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City on December 23, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A five-year-old girl purportedly fell to death from the ninth floor of an apartment building in Ho Chi Minh City while she was left alone at home on Sunday morning.

The tragic accident happened at the Thu Thiem Sky Apartment Complex in District 2 at around 11:00 am, according to the district’s police unit.

The victim, a five-year-old girl named N.Q.A., fell from the ninth floor of Block A of the building complex.

Residents and security officers discovered the young girl’s body on the ground after hearing a loud sound.

Officers later arrived at the scene to probe the case and collect statements.

The entrance to Block A of the apartment complex. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The entrance to Block A of the apartment complex. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Preliminary information showed that A. lived with her parents at their house, located away from the Thu Thiem Sky Apartment Complex.

Her father, who is a teacher, was busy at work on Sunday, while her mother also had to go outside to run some errands.

The mom then took A. to her grandparents’ ninth-floor apartment at Thu Thiem Sky.

As the grandparents were not home at the time, the mother, who has the key to the apartment, decided to leave A. alone inside the flat.

The young girl could have been playing by herself at the balcony before climbing up a platform near the fence, which allegedly led to the fatal fall, according to officers.

Further investigation is ongoing.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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