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In a heartbreaking incident that unfolded in Jacob’s House on New City Road, Plaistow, a child tragically fell from the 15th floor on Thursday morning. The scene was quickly attended by air ambulance paramedics, police, and the fire brigade, yet despite their efforts, the young boy succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities have determined that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragic event and are in the process of preparing a file for the coroner. The devastating news has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving neighbors and residents grief-stricken.

One neighbor, Ansert Davis, who resides in Jacob’s House, recounted the harrowing moments following the incident. He expressed deep sorrow for the boy’s father, who was inconsolable upon learning of the heartbreaking tragedy. Mr. Davis also witnessed the immense distress suffered by the boy’s mother, as well as the emotional reaction of another neighbor who rushed to offer assistance.

“The image of that child is now etched in my mind. It’s a truly heart-wrenching sight. As a grandparent myself, it hits close to home,” Mr. Davis expressed, visibly shaken.

Another resident, who only identified himself as JJ, disclosed that the boy resided on the 15th floor. The entire community stands united in mourning, grappling with the magnitude of this devastating loss.

As we mourn alongside the affected families and neighbors, it serves as a stark reminder of the preciousness of life and the importance of cherishing and safeguarding our loved ones. May the young child rest in peace, and may the community find solace and strength in each other during this unimaginable time of grief.