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Teenage girl dies after falling from London balcony

A 16-year-old girl has died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony in southeast London, police have said.

Officers were called to Thurston Road, in Lewisham, shortly after 2pm on Easter Sunday following reports that a person had fallen from a height.

London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and London’s Air Ambulance, who landed in a nearby Sports Direct car park, attended, but the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The death is not being treated as suspicious, and the girl’s next of kin have been informed.

A police cordon remains at the scene near the residential property while inquiries continue, officers said.

A Met Police spokeswoman said: “The death is being treated as non-suspicious, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Additional reporting by PA


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