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Tests due on London tower block fall girl

Sandall House
Image caption Sandall House is 20 storeys high

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out on a nine-year-old girl who died after apparently falling 15 floors from her tower block home.

Leanne Minick was found by a passer-by on the pavement outside Sandall House in Bow, east London, on Saturday.

She was airlifted to hospital, but was pronounced dead about an hour later.

There have been no arrests and the Metropolitan Police are treating it as an unexplained death.

Flowers and tributes have been left at the scene.

Inquest

Leanne is believed to have fallen about 120ft (36.5m) from the 20-storey high building.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a fall from height on Daling Way.

"We sent one ambulance crew, a single responder in a car, a duty officer and the air ambulance to the scene.

"Our staff treated one patient - a young girl - who was taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital."

The post-mortem examination will be held at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, on Tuesday ahead of an inquest due to open at Poplar Coroner's Court on Thursday.

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