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Council 'told about danger of families in tower blocks'

Birmingham City Council had been warned that a tragedy could happen before the death of an 18-month-old girl who fell from a tower block.

The little girl, named locally as Elean, fell to her death from a window on the seventh floor of Ryland House, in Newtown, on Monday.

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Local man speaks of moment he heard a baby had fallen from a tower block

The toddler fell from the seventh floor of Ryland House Credit: Google Maps

An 18-month-year-old baby girl has died after falling from the seventh floor of a block of flats in Birmingham.

The death of the child is being treated as unexplained by West Midlands Police.

A local shop owner, who did not want to be named, said: "I was inside my shop when I heard people shouting and screaming and heard the bad news.

"People are very, very sad - they are feeling it very bad. I don't know the family, they might have been new to the area.

"It is quite a close community, there are two big communities here - the Jamaican community and Somalian community, they have a good relationship with each other.

"From what I saw people are very sad from this incident."

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