British girl, 3, dies in fall from Singapore flat
A three-year-old British girl has fallen to her death from a high-rise block of flats in Singapore.
The girl, who has not been named, is reported to have climbed over a 16th-floor balcony wall. Both of her parents were at work at the time of the accident on Monday and the girl was being looked after by a maid, according to a report in a local Chinese language newspaper, Lianhe Wanbao.
A resident in the block yesterday said: "It was horrific. The baby girl fell into the swimming pool area in front of residents of the apartment. It was quite shocking. People were around the pool when the girl's body landed."
She said she did not know the parents. "Nothing like this has happened here before. It has come as a great shock to everyone and we feel terribly sorry for the parents. The balconies don't have railings but they have a wall so none of us have any idea how this happened."
Flats in the block sell for up to £300,000 and are popular with wealthy expats.
A spokesman for Fraser Apartments in Singapore's Mount Elizabeth area said: "Police have not completed their investigation." Officers are not thought to be treating the death as suspicious.
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