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Thursday 17 April 2014

Toddler dies after apartment plunge

A toddler has died after falling from an apartment block in north Dublin, gardai said

A toddler has died after falling from an apartment block in north Dublin, gardai said.

The 18-month-old girl fell from a window at Tolka Valley Apartments in Finglas.

The incident happened around 9.30am.

The child was taken from the scene on Finglas Road to the city's Mater Hospital.

She was pronounced dead there at 10.30am.

Gardai said an investigation into the incident was under way.

The apartment block, which is close to the river Tolka, contains a mix of rented and privately owned residences.

Finglas councillor John Redmond said the community was in shock.

"It's tragic, just tragic that such a thing like that could have happened," said the Labour party representative.

"My sympathies go to the family involved. I have a granddaughter myself, just one year old, and I can only imagine what the family are going through.

"It's an absolute tragedy."

Fellow councillor for the area Dr Bill Tormey also passed his condolences to the family.

"It's such a massive tragedy for an 18-month child to fall from a window like this," added the Fine Gael representative.

"It is just so shocking. It is dreadful for the family."

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