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Child dies from highrise fall

A child passed away on Saturday afternoon after falling from a highrise apartment building in Burnaby.

Burnaby RCMP received reports of a fall at 3771 Bartlett Court, just before 3 p.m.

The child had already died when officers showed up at the scene.

"(We're) investigating a very tragic incident where there was a multi-level fall involving a pre-teen child," staff Sgt. Dale Carr told CTV.

Carr added that at least one of the parents was home, and said it's not clear if the child fell off of a balcony, out a window or any other method.

Police interviewed both parents at the scene and several witnesses to the tragedy.

"Anytime anybody witnesses anything terrible like this it can have a long-lasting, devastating effect on a person," Carr said.

Police will notify extended family of the child before releasing any further details of the identity.

- with files from CTV Vancouver



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