Girl, 4, dies in Johannesburg fall

2012-01-04 08:14

Johannesburg - A 4-year-old girl fell to her death in Hillbrow on Tuesday evening, Johannesburg Emergency Services said.

She was playing in a passageway of the Park Lane Hotel when she went through a glass window and plunged six storeys, said spokesperson Sinock Matobako.

She was with friends at the time.

No further information was provided.

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  • Squeegee - 2012-01-04 08:32

    What is happening/ So many children dying unnatural deaths this past month. Come on parents - watch your children. Be responsible.

      Silvana - 2012-01-04 10:59

      @Squeegie. She didn't fall from a balcony, she fell through a glass window. In this instance, unlike the recent incidenct in Clarens, the hotel is responsible. There are by-laws regarding the thickness of glass from the waist down. @Tshivhombela. What has your comments got to do with the accidental death of the child. Yes, Hillbrow is a filth ridden place, but surely it's better for the child to play in the passage than out in the street.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-04 08:45

    I don't know anything good that has ever come out of Hillbrow. I doubt if it's a hotel or brothel. This is the home of drug dealing, filfth, prostitution, death and all sort of crimes.

      Elle-Black - 2012-01-04 08:47

      So true

      Monique - 2012-01-05 11:00

      Mom was probably busy spanking some guy for a buck...too busy to watch the children?

  • Ylla - 2012-01-04 09:08

    Where were the parents during this time? I have an 8 year old boy and 4year old twin boys and know one can't leave them unattended due to their lack of understanding of danger and risk taking natures at these ages. Rest in peace little one - God took one of His Angels home to spare her a life of hell on earth.

  • Logan Porter - 2012-01-04 09:50

    Tragic RIP little one

  • ailsa.j.loudon - 2012-01-04 11:36


  • kerrimg - 2012-01-04 11:53

    RIP little one. where were the parents. i worry about my small boys when the play in the back garden

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