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Boy dies after falling from apartment building in northern Vietnam

Boy dies after falling from apartment building in northern Vietnam

Monday, November 01, 2021, 13:20 GMT+7
Boy dies after falling from apartment building in northern Vietnam
The scene of the fall at the Tecco Tower in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, October 31, 2021. Photo: Laocaionline

A five-year-old boy from Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam was found dead on Sunday after falling out of his apartment on the 15th floor of a high-rise building.

The incident took place on Sunday evening at Tecco Tower Apartment Building in Kim Tan Ward of Lao Cai City, the provincial capital, said an official of Kim Tan Ward during an interview with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper the next day.

According to preliminary inspections, surrounding residents heard a loud thud from Tecco Tower around 9:30 pm on Sunday.

Upon checking the premises, they found a child’s body, which seemingly fell from a high floor, on the ground.

The Tecco Tower management, as well as police forces, arrived at the scene shortly after being notified of the incident. 

“The victim was a five-year-old boy who lived with his mother in an apartment on the 15th floor of the building,” said a leader of Kim Tan Ward.

“The kid slipped through a window and dropped to his death.

“The mother was not at home at the time of the incident.”

Representatives of the neighborhood and the kindergarten the boy attended have visited to pay condolences to the family, the ward leader added.

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