Sunday , January 17 2021

British boy, 15, dies falling from 7th floor on Spanish language trip – Metro.co.uk, Metro


A British teenager has died in Spain after falling out of a seventh floor bathroom window during a foreign exchange trip.

Police are treating the death of the boy, 15, as a tragic accident.

The incident is understood to have happened at around 11. 30 pm last night at an apartment block in the southern Spanish city of Cordoba.

The boy was on a school language exchange at the time and had been in the city for less than a week, local media reports.

One local newspaper stated he had been trying to fix a broken blind when he lost his balance.

Cordoba education chief Inmaculada Troncoso said in a statement: ‘We deeply regret what has happened.

‘We are offering support to the school where the boy was, as well as his family.’

An emergency services spokesman said: ‘A 15 – year-old has died in Cordoba after falling from a seventh-floor bathroom window.

‘We were alerted around 11. 25 pm last night to say a person had fallen from a window at an apartment block in Periodista Quesada Chacon Street.

‘Emergency services including police and medical responders were alerted but the youngster was already dead when they arrived following what police have indicated was an accidental fall.’

Police have said they are not investigating the boy’s death as a crime at this stage.

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