British teenager dies on school exchange trip after falling from seventh floor bedroom window

‘We deeply regret that this has happened,’ says local education official

Zamira Rahim@ZamiraRahim
Sunday 20 October 2019 14:51
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The incident took place in an apartment building on Periodista Quesada Chacon street, Cordoba
The incident took place in an apartment building on Periodista Quesada Chacon street, Cordoba

A British teenager has reportedly died after falling from a building’s seventh floor while on a school exchange trip in southern Spain.

The 15-year-old fell through an open window in an apartment building in Cordoba on Saturday night, according to local media.

The teenager was fixing a window blind in a bedroom when he fell, according to ABC de Cordoba.

Paramedics and police officers attended the scene, on a street named Periodista Quesada Chacon, after being called at 10.25pm (BST).

The emergency services were unable to save the schoolboy, Diario Cordoba reported.

Inmaculada Troncoso, a local education official, said authorities were immediately told of the death.

“We deeply regret that this has happened,” she said in a statement.

She added that they were “offering support to the school and the boy’s family.”

Authorities believe the fall was accidental.

A spokesperson for Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British child who died following an incident in Cordoba in Spain.”

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