Boy, five, who fell 150ft to his death from 15th floor flat in east London ‘opened window by pressing just one button’

Boy, five, who fell 150ft to his death from 15th floor flat in east London ‘opened window by pressing just one button’

A five-year-old boy who fell 150ft to his death from the 15th floor of a flat in east London ‘opened window by pressing just one button’.

Alam Makial, plunged from the 15th floor of Jacobs House on New City Road in Newham, east London, just after 6am yesterday. 

Witnesses said his father could be heard screaming ‘my son is dead’ after his fall from the high rise tower block. 

The little boy’s auntie, Maryam Hadafow told The Sun that her nephew had gone into the kitchen and opened the window after getting up early to go to school.

Alam fell from a window which can be fully opened by just pressing a button. 

The five-year-old boy, Alam Makial fell from Jacobs House (pictured) on New City Road in Newham, east London yesterday just after 6am

A woman lays follows close to where the little boy fell 150ft from the 15th floor

A woman lays follows close to where the little boy fell 150ft from the 15th floor

Flowers and tributes have been laid at the scene of the tragedy which the Met Police have said is not being treated as suspicious

Flowers and tributes have been laid at the scene of the tragedy which the Met Police have said is not being treated as suspicious

‘Alam’s father screamed for help, shouting ‘My son, my son is dead’.

‘His mother had written emails about the windows and doors to the council five times and said this is not safe for my kids.’

Paying tribute to the five-year-old, Maryam added: ‘He was a lovely, lovely boy. He was very sweet.’

Neighbours had also expressed fears about the windows in the past.

 One resident, Luka Tunjic, 65, said the windows had terrified him when he had young children and believed htye were dangerous. 

He said: ‘I was very scared of the windows when my child was young.

‘I always locked them as it can be so dangerous. I live on the tenth floor.

Locals were shocked at the tragedy and have paid their respects to the family, leaving flowers at the scene.  

Eyewitness JJ, who lives on the 12th floor, three floors below the flat where the boy fell from, told MailOnline: ‘It was horrible. I felt so sorry for them. There was nothing that could be done.

‘I heard the screaming and shouting and I thought it was someone we probably had a lot to drink because that happens a lot down here. ‘

He said a female paramedic was in tears when she realised the boy had passed away.’

Another witness, Uber driver Miah, 57, added: ‘I am shocked and in disbelief.

People who live in the tower block say they have raised concerns about the windows before. One father said he was terrified when his children were small by the windows which can be opened with just the push of a button

People who live in the tower block say they have raised concerns about the windows before. One father said he was terrified when his children were small by the windows which can be opened with just the push of a button

The map above shows the location of Jacobs House where the little boy was pronounced dead at the scene

The map above shows the location of Jacobs House where the little boy was pronounced dead at the scene

Neighbours described witnessing Alam's father screaming 'My son, my son is dead' after he plunged 150ft after opening a window

Neighbours described witnessing Alam’s father screaming ‘My son, my son is dead’ after he plunged 150ft after opening a window

‘I was across the road from where the boy fell. I thought it was somebody who was drunk.

‘It’s happened in front of my house. I could see the ambulance people and the police and they were trying to help him.’

Scotland Yard is treating the death as ‘unexpected’ but no arrests have been made..

People who live in the 1960s 16-storey block, where flats can cost up to £200,000, have been left in ‘utter shock’ by the youngster’s death and want answers about how it had happened.

The Metropolitan Police detectives say the death is not being treated as suspicious. 

A spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 5.58am on Thursday, May 16 to reports of a child having fallen from height at New City Road, E13.

‘Officers, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

‘At the scene a five-year-old boy had fallen from an upper floor of an apartment block.

‘Despite the efforts of emergency services he sadly died at the scene. His family are aware and are being supported.’

It subsequently added: ‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner. Our thoughts are with the child’s family at this time.’

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 5.59am today to reports of a person fallen from height on New City Road, Plaistow.

‘We sent resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car and an incident response officer. We also dispatched a trauma team in a car from London’s Air Ambulance.

‘Our first paramedics arrived on scene in approximately four minutes.

‘Very sadly, a child was pronounced dead at the scene.’

A spokesperson for Newham Council said they were ‘deeply sorry to hear about this devastating incident, we extend our sincere condolences to all those affected’.

They added: ‘We have staff at the location to provide reassurance to residents at this difficult time while we work with partners to establish the full facts.

‘The Council is continuing to establish the facts regarding this tragic incident, until we have further information we’re unable to make any further comment. Our priority is to support the family at this devastating time.’

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