Belfast Telegraph

Toddler dies after window plunge

A toddler who fell from the window of a fifth floor apartment has died.

The 21-month-old boy was left fighting for his life after plunging from the flat in The Tramyards in Inchicore, Dublin.

He has been named locally as Sebastian Periera Kus.

Gardai said emergency services were alerted just after 10am on Wednesday when the toddler, whose family are from Brazil, fell several storeys.

He was rushed to Crumlin Children's Hospital, where he later died.

"It was a tragic accident," said a Garda spokesman.

It is understood the boy's mother was the only other person in the apartment when he fell and landed at a sloped entrance of an underground car park.

Local Councillor Rebecca Moynihan sent her sympathies to the boy's family, their neighbours and the Brazilian community.

"It's every parent's worst nightmare," she said. "It's a tragic accident," she said.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses.


From Belfast Telegraph