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A heart-wrenching incident unfolded on Thursday morning when a child tragically fell from the 15th floor of Jacob’s House on New City Road in Plaistow. The emergency services, including air ambulance paramedics, police, and the fire brigade, promptly arrived at the scene, but despite their best efforts, the young boy lost his life.

The police have confirmed that they are not treating the death as suspicious and are preparing a file for the coroner. While the exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not known, the community is left devastated by the loss.

Neighbours in the apartment block expressed their shock and grief, with one resident, Ansert Davis, recounting the inconsolable state of the boy’s father. Mr. Davis, who witnessed the aftermath, tried to offer support but found the father devastated beyond words. The mother of the child was understandably distraught, and another neighbour rushed out to provide assistance.

The depth of this tragedy has left a profound impact on the witnesses. Mr. Davis, visibly emotional, shared how the image of the incident keeps haunting him, comparing it to the experience of seeing his own children in such distress. Another resident, JJ, revealed that the boy resided on the 15th floor, further emphasizing the devastating loss experienced by the close-knit community.

As the community mourns the loss of this young life, our hearts go out to the family and loved ones affected by this immense tragedy. It serves as a somber reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every precious moment we have with our loved ones.