Two-Year-Old Dies After Fall From Four-Story Window

A two-year-old boy died in hospital following a fall from an apartment window yesterday.

Gardai investigating the incident have said they believe it to have been a tragic accident.

The fall occurred at apartments in Inchicore in Dublin just after 10am. The baby was in the apartment at the private Tramyard complex with his mother and appears to have woken up without her realising. He then somehow fell out of a bedroom window.

He landed on a vehicle ramp leading to the apartment block’s underground car park, which effectively increased his fall to a five-storey drop.

A woman saw the baby on the ramp and alerted his mother in the apartment above while also ringing the emergency services.

Paramedics treated the baby at the scene before taking him to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in nearby Crumlin.

The boy, named locally as Sebastian Periere Kus, was critically ill on arrival at the hospital, having sustained multiple injuries, including to his head.

Medical staff tried for hours to save him but were unsuccessful and the boy was pronounced dead in the early afternoon.

It is believed the child’s fall was captured on CCTV cameras in the area around the apartment block. That is being reviewed in an effort to determine exactly how the boy came to fall from the window.


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