Girl, 5, Dies After Falling from 9th-Story Apartment

Paramedics say the child was found by her mother in the parking lot; police open investigation
The scene where a 5-year-old girl died after falling from the 9th floor of a building, July 29, 2018. Photo: Magen David Adom

A 5-year-old girl died Sunday morning after falling from a window of her family’s apartment on the ninth floor of a building in the coastal city of Netanya.

Paramedics who arrived on the scene said the child’s mother found her in the parking lot of the building.

She was declared dead at the scene.

Police opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the child’s death.

The girl apparently fell from the window of the laundry room. She may have climbed onto a pile of clothing to reach the window, the Ynet news site reported.

According to the site, the mother, the girl’s brother and a grandparent was in the apartment at the time.

Orly Silvinger, head of child safety organization B’Terem, told Hadashot news that it is vital that parents install safety features in their homes like window bars and keep children under supervision to prevent such tragedies from occurring again.

She also recommended keeping furniture away from windows.

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