Boy, 14, dies after fall from sixth floor

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A 14-year-old boy has fallen to his death from the sixth floor of a tower block after opening his bedroom window to look out.

The accident was discovered when Jovanni Peddie's eight-year-old brother looked out the window afterwards and spotted him lying on a second-floor balcony beneath. The schoolboy, a GCSE pupil at Westminster City School, was pronounced dead at hospital shortly after arriving, police said.

The accident happened on Wednesday on the Aylesbury Estate in Walworth, south London. His aunt, Cherry Peddie, described his death as a "tragedy" and blamed it on faulty windows.