Boy, five, who died after falling from east London block of flats named

A five-year-old boy died after falling from the 15th floor of a block of flats in east London, as his family claim his mother repeatedly complained to the council over a window safety latch.

The child, who has been named locally as Alam Makial, is said to have fallen more than 150ft from a window at Jacobs House, in New City Road, Plaistow, shortly before 6am on Thursday. 

His family said his mother had repeatedly complained to the local Labour council over the safety latch on the window.

Maryan Hadafow, Alam’s aunt, said that her nephew died after getting up early for school. His family was asleep when he fell out of the window.

Ms Hadafow, who was accompanied by the boy’s grandmother, told The Sun: “He went into the kitchen and opened the window. He got up early to go to school. He was a lovely boy.

“His mother has complained to Newham council about that window. She sent five emails about how they open, and said they were not safe for her kids – but no one did anything.”

London Ambulance Service said it was called to New City Road at 6am following reports that a child had “fallen from height”.

A spokesman said: “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.”

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