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Child Dies In Dublin Apartment Block Fall
A toddler has died after falling from a window of an apartment block in Dublin.
The 18-month-old girl fell from an unspecified height at Tolka Valley Apartments in the Finglas district of the city.
She was taken to Mater Hospital but pronounced dead around an hour after the fall.
Local councillor John Redmond said the local community had been shocked by the youngster's death.
"It's tragic, just tragic, that such a thing could have happened," he said.
"My sympathies go to the family involved. I have a granddaughter myself and I can only imagine what the family are going through. It's an absolute tragedy."
The apartment block, which is close to the river Tolka and Dublin's Botanic Gardens, contains a mix of rented and privately-owned flats.
A Gardai spokesman said an investigation into the girl's death was under way.